How much Glargine is safe?
The recommended starting dose of LANTUS in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not currently treated with insulin is 0.2 units/kg or up to 10 units once daily. One may need to adjust the amount and timing of short-or rapid-acting insulins and dosages of any oral antidiabetic drugs.
Who should not take glargine?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment). Insulin glargine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old, and some brands are for use only in adults.
Is Lantus carcinogenic?
Therefore for patients given a dose of 10 units, Lantus insulin alone increased the risk of cancer by 9% compared with human insulin, but for a dose of 50 units, the increased risk was 31%. Studies were then carried out using databases from Sweden, Scotland and the UK.
Is Glargine and Lantus the same?
Lantus is the brand name for insulin glargine. Lantus takes approximately an hour to start working and lasts for an average of 24 hours; however, there is some variability and in some people, it may only act for just over 10 hours, whereas for others it may last longer than 24 hours.
Is aspart long-acting?
Insulin aspart, or any rapid or short-acting insulin, is a mainstay of therapy in type-1 diabetes mellitus. Total daily insulin doses are usually between 0.4 to 1 units/kg per day, divided into long-acting insulin and rapid-acting insulin, such as insulin aspart.
Can you mix glargine with regular insulin?
Note: Glargine cannot be mixed with it. Regular insulin is the most stable of all the different types of insulin. Unopened regular insulin is best refrigerated. Always check the bottle before drawing up the insulin.
Is glargine long-acting?
Background: Insulin glargine is the first long-acting basal insulin analogue indicated for subcutaneous administration once daily at bedtime in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus and pediatric patients aged > or = 6 years with type 1 diabetes.
How do you give insulin glargine?
You can inject your insulin glargine in your upper arm, thigh, or stomach. Never inject insulin glargine into a vein or muscle. Change (rotate) the injection site within the chosen area with each dose; try to avoid injecting the same site more often than once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Is Podevta a regular insulin?
Insulin glargine (Podevta) is not the insulin of choice for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. An intravenous, short-acting insulin is the preferred treatment. In basal bolus injection regimens, usually 40 to 60 % of the daily dose is administered as insulin glargine to cover basal insulin requirements.
What is glargine made from?
Insulin glargine is produced by recombinant DNA technology using a non-pathogenic laboratory strain of Escherichia coli (K12) as the production organism.
What are the common side effects of Toujeo?
The more common side effects of Toujeo can include:
- respiratory infections, such as the common cold, flu, or bronchitis.
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- fluid retention, with swelling of your arms or legs.
- weight gain.
- pain, rash, swelling, or itchiness at the injection sites.