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insulin glargine (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. You should not use more than one dose in a 24-hour period unless your doctor tells you to.

Keep insulin glargine on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

What happens if I overdose (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.

What should I avoid while using insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.

What other drugs will affect insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)?

Using certain medicines can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about insulin glargine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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