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Lantus (Insulin Glargine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Lantus (Insulin Glargine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Lantus has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Lantus review by 27 year old male patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Dosage & duration:   45 units per day (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of four years, still on going
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Insulin Lispro
Reported Results
Benefits:   I experienced markedly improved fasting blood glucose levels, and greater stability of blood sugar before and after meals. I had found with other treatment options, such as the insulin pump and the nph insulins that my morning blood sugars were always high, even with increased dosages.
Side effects:   The only side effects were increased weight gain and increased hypoglycemia in the late evenings/early mornings. The side effect is because Lantus has a 22 hour duration after injection and as a result whenever I experience a greater than usual amount of activity, my insulin sensitivity increases dramatically.
Comments:   Treatment consisted of a morning and evening dose of lantus split up as 30 units in the evening and 15 units in the morning. It took approximately two years of playing with the dosage amounts to find this as the "best fit" as all dosages either resulted in extremely low evening blood sugars or extremely high morning blood sugars. Also, changes in activity result in severe blood sugar swings as well.

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