1 What is Lantus?

Brand: Lantus

Generic: Insulin Glargine

LantusĀ is a drug used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This drug is available as 10 mL vials or as a 3 mL cartridge system.


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be injected under the skin within 5-10 minutes before eating a meal or as directed by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Insulin glargine may interact with medications such as:

  • Rosiglitazone

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to insulin detemir or to other types of insulins
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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