Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML is very modified and very identical to human insulin. This contains insulin glargine. This is synthetic and laboratory-grown insulin and very similar to insulin that is found in the human body. Lantus 100IU works to treat diabetes mellitus in children two years or above and adults. Diabetes mellitus is a condition when your body does not make sufficient insulin to control the level of sugar in the body. This solution works to control the blood sugar level instantly for a long period of time. It is a long-acting insulin. Long-acting insulins are made to work normally so that there is no high activity as such. The long-acting insulin duration is up to 24 hrs. Lantus 100IU treatment also prevents the complications of diabetes. This injection does not treat diabetic ketoacidosis ( too much acid in the blood).
This long-acting insulin works to ensure consistent control of blood sugar levels. Thereby helping to control sugar levels in the blood throughout the day. Your health expert will suggest you the dosage and duration of this injection based on your lifestyle, diet, and your previous insulin treatment. Your health expert may also give you this in combination with other short-acting oral medicines to control the level of sugar in your blood. There are many factors that can affect your sugar levels. Therefore you need to know these factors so that you can prevent sugar levels from becoming too high or too low.
In some cases, patients may experience some side effects such as injection site pain, lumps inside the skin. To prevent this symptom you can move the injection site by rotating it. Some other patients may face symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as anxiety, fast heartbeat, and, sweating
Uses of Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML
- Diabetes mellitus type 1
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
Benefits of Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML
Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML has a long-acting and steady action to lower the blood sugar levels in the body. These long-acting insulin take around two hrs. to start and it works uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. This insulin helps the body tissue to absorb the glucose from the blood to control the level of blood sugar in the body. Thus it decreases glucose production in the body. Lantus injection helps to improve glycaemic control thus it decreases the risk of complications of diabetes such as damage of kidney, damage of the retina, damage of nerve cells, wound healing delay, and foot ulcers. A pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother can safely use Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML. With this injection, you should follow a healthy lifestyle and exercise.
How to Use Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML
Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML injection should be used under the skin and do not inject into the veins. You can use one injection every day at a fixed time. If you are not much trained to self administrate then consult your health professional. Wash your hands properly before injecting the insulin. Now clean the injection site with an alcohol swab and pull the plunger down to a number of units prescribed by your doctor. Now pinch the skin and inject the needle into the skin. And keep the needle under your skin at least for 6 seconds to ensure that the complete dose is injected. After injecting it destroy the syringe safely.
Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML Side Effects
Lantus injection also has some side effects. Although not everyone faces that. But some patients may face side effects of low blood sugar levels such as pale skin, nervousness, weakness, cold sweat, drowsiness, headache, nausea, palpitation, etc. Some side effect also occurs at the site of injection like harsh pain while injecting, hives, itching, inflammation, or swelling. Most of the mild side effects go away on their own in a few days or weeks. If you notice any severe adverse effects consult your health expert. Although it’s not important that everyone faces these adverse effects.
Precautions and Warning
Lantus injection should not be used under the vein. Use this injection under the skin only. If you are taking an insulin injection then take it under the doctor’s supervision only. Consult your health expert especially if you have heart problems. The symptoms of hyperglycemia such as dry mouth, frequent urination, excessive thirst, drowsiness, flushed dry skin, loss of appetite, etc.
You should avoid alcohol use because it may increase or decrease the blood sugar levels in your body. This injection may lower the potassium level. If you don’t take treatment on time it can lead to hypokalemia. This may cause irregular heartbeat, paralysis, coma, or death. You should avoid using Lantus injection if you have kidney, liver, heart disease, or low blood sugar levels in your body.
Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML can interact with drugs are as follows;-
- Blood sugar enhancer drugs
- Blood pressure
- lowering drugs
- Pain killers
- Anti TB medicines
- Growth hormone
- Thyroid hormone
Food Interaction with Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML;-
This can also interact with herbal supplements Unani, ayurvedic, homeopathy, or OTC items. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with this.
Interaction with Disease;-
Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML is not for patients who are suffering from liver disease, kidney disease, low glucose levels, and low potassium levels.
PREGNANCY;- This injection is safe for pregnant women. But you should consult your health expert before use.
ALCOHOL;- Do not use alcohol or alcoholic beverages with Lantus Cartridge 100IU 3ML because this may increase or decrease your blood glucose levels.
BREASTFEEDING;– This is quite safe for a breastfeeding mother.
DRIVING;- You should drive with caution because it may affect your ability to drive.
LIVER;- You need to take this injection under a doctor’s supervision if you have liver disease.
KIDNEY;- Consult your doctor before use.