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LANTUS CARTRIDGE 100IU 3ML INJ

Country of origin: INDIA

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LANTUS CARTRIDGE 100IU 3ML INJ

Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection is a long acting analogue of insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children above 6 years. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that aids in utilizing glucose for energy production. Patients with diabetes mellitus may be unable to utilize glucose due to inadequate production of insulin or body’s inability to use insulin or combination of the two. In such patients, this medicine aids in the utilization of glucose and regulation of blood glucose levels. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar to get the best possible effect. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection is Insulin glargine 100 IU

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Lantus cartridge contains Insulin glargine, synthetic form of insulin works by enhancing the glucose uptake for energy production and controls high blood glucose levels. It replaces the insulin that is naturally produced in the body and aids in glucose absorption into your cells, allowing your body to use it for energy.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Lantus cartridge 100IU injection.

  • Hypersensitivity to any ingredients in the injection
  • Hypoglycaemia
  •  Intravenous administration
  • Caution:
  • Renal or hepatic impairment
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hypokalaemia
  •  Pregnancy and lactation
  •  Children below 6 years
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Lantus cartridge 100IU injection. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common side effects include:

  • Injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling)
  • Hypoglycaemia
  •  Oedema
  •  Pruritis
  •  Hypersensitivity reactions
  •  Lipohypertrophy
  •  Sore throat
  •  Pale skin
  •  Shakiness
  •  Dizziness and drowsiness

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Headache
How to Use

How to Use

Your doctor or nurse will instruct you on how to administer the medicine. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor carefully.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take Lantus injection as early as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next regularly scheduled time. You should not use more than one dose in a day (24-hour period) unless instructed by your doctor specifically.
Lantus cartridge 100IU injection should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.

Overdosage

Try not to take more than recommended measurements. Since Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection will be given by registered practitioner or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. If there should be an occurrence of unplanned excess, look for any new signs or symptoms. On the off chance that you notice any, instantly look for clinical guidance or report it to the close poison control centre. Depending on the dose, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Hypoglycaemia
  •  Extreme weakness
  •  Blurred vision
  •  Sweating
  •  Tremors
  •  Stomach pain
  •  Confusion
    In case of mild hypoglycaemic cases, sugary products or oral glucose medicines can be used to avoid severe hypoglycaemia.
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this injection only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Lantus cartridge 100IU injection may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before taking injection.

Liver:

Caution is advised among patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the medicine may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before taking injection.

Pregnancy:

Lantus cartridge 100IU injection might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking the injection.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Lantus cartridge 100IU injection is not recommended due to increased risk of both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption and may cause side effects such as extreme fatigue, increased hunger, mood changes, dizziness, increased thirst. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the injection should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

Lantus cartridge 100IU injection may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Unless your doctor instructs otherwise there are no specific dietary requirements while taking Lantus cartridge 100IU injection.

Drug Interactions:

Alert your doctor if you are taking Lantus cartridge 100IU injection with any of the below medicines:
• Oral antidiabetic agents
• Clonidine
• Thyroid hormones
• ACE inhibitors
• Disopyramide
• Fibrates
• Fluoxetine
• Mono amine oxidase inhibitors
• Somatostatin analogue: Octreotide
• Sulfonamide antibiotics
• Isoniazid
• diuretics
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Precautions
  • Do not use this injection post the expiry date
  •  Store at cool temperatures (2-8 degree Celsius), away from light
  •  Do not freeze
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1.What is the use of Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML Injection?

Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection is a long acting analogue of insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children above 6 years. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that aids in utilizing glucose for energy production. Patients with diabetes mellitus may be unable to utilize glucose due to inadequate production of insulin or body’s inability to use insulin or combination of the two. In such patients, this medicine aids in the utilization of glucose and regulation of blood glucose levels. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar to get the best possible effect. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs.

Q2.Can we take this medicine daily?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Q3.How many times Lantus cartridge 100IU injection can be taken?

The injection is to be taken once in a day. Do not use more than one dose in a day (24-hour period) unless instructed by your doctor specifically.

Q4.What are the side effects of this medicine?

The injection is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling), hypoglycaemia, oedema, pruritis, hypersensitivity reactions, lipohypertrophy, sore throat, pale skin, shakiness, dizziness and drowsiness. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as slurred speech, headache.

Q5.Does this medication make you sleepy?

Lantus cartridge 100IU injection may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6.When should I take the injection?

Take the injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dose and duration.

Q7.Is this medicine harmful for health?

Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dose. Since the injection will be given by registered practitioner or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. If there should be an occurrence of unplanned excess, look for any new signs or symptoms. On the off chance that you notice any, instantly look for clinical guidance or report it to the close poison control centre. Over dose of the medicine may lead to hypoglycaemia, extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, tremors, stomach pain, confusion. In case of mild hypoglycaemic cases, sugary products or oral glucose medicines can be used to avoid severe hypoglycaemia.

Q8.Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

This injection should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.

Q9.What are the precautions I need to follow while taking Lantus cartridge 100IU injection?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised for people with hypersensitivity to any ingredients in the injection, hypoglycaemia, intravenous administration, renal or hepatic impairment, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypokalaemia, pregnancy and lactation, children below 6 years.

Q10.Can I give this medicine to a child?

This medicine is not recommended for children below 6 years of age due to potential risk and limited evidence on safety and efficacy.

Q11.How long does the effect of medicine last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 24 hours after its administration.

Q12.Can I take this injection during pregnancy?

Lantus cartridge 100IU injection might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking the injection.

Q13.At what time can I take the medicine?

Take the injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Q14.Can I take this injection without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q15.Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

Consumption of alcohol with Lantus cartridge 100IU injection is not recommended due to increased risk of both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption and may cause side effects such as extreme fatigue, increased hunger, mood changes, dizziness, increased thirst. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the injection should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q16.How to store the medicine?

Store the medicine at temperatures (2-8 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Do not freeze. Keep the injection according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q17.If I have trouble taking this injection, is there any alternate way?

Lantus cartridge 100IU injection is designed to be administered through subcutaneous route. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q18.For how long should I take the medicine?

Continue to take the medicine till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions or as advised by your doctor.

Q19.By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is about 30-90 minutes after administration.

Q20.What are the alternate medicines to Lantus cartridge 100IU 3ML injection?

BASALOG 100IU 5ML INJ, BASUGINE PEN INJ

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SANOFI INDIA LIMITED

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SANOFI INDIA LIMITED

gala no 3,4,5,6b & 6c,7f city link warehsg,complex building no 120-121 vill.vadpe bhiwandi-thane 421302,mahrashtra,india

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