Question: Are Lantus and optisulin the same?

Optisulin and Lantus are the same formulation of insulin glargine 100 IU/mL, using the same cartridges for reusable injector pens.

What is the difference between Lantus and optisulin?

OPTISULIN® is the same formulation as Lantus®, so no dose adjustment is required. People living with diabetes should continue using insulin to manage their diabetes as directed by their healthcare professional. People living with diabetes who are currently using LANTUS® will need to change to a new brand of insulin.

What has replaced Lantus?

By Donna Itzen, Pharmacist Diabetes QLD. Sanofi has released a second brand formulation of insulin glargine 100 units/ml. The new preparation is called OPTISULIN® and is already listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as of 1st January, 2020.

Is there another name for Lantus insulin?

Insulin glargine is a prescription drug. It comes as a self-injectable solution. Insulin glargine is available as the brand-name drugs Lantus, Basaglar, and Toujeo. It’s not available in a generic version.

What is the generic for Lantus?

Oddly enough, some consider Basaglar a generic. Technically, Basaglar contains the same insulin as Lantus, but because insulins are derived from living cells, they have properties that are not truly replicable.

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Are Lantus and Semglee interchangeable?

Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) is both biosimilar to, and interchangeable with, its reference product, Sanofi’s Lantus (insulin glargine). Being interchangeable means that Semglee doesn’t need to be explicitly prescribed and can be substituted for Lantus by a pharmacist who is filling the prescription.

What is optisulin?

Optisulin is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Optisulin is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas. Optisulin is a long-acting insulin.

How does optisulin Solostar work?

Optisulin is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Optisulin is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas. Optisulin is a long-acting insulin.

Is optisulin a biosimilar?

Optisulin® is a second brand of insulin glargine made by the same manufacturer as Lantus®. Semglee® is a biosimilar insulin glargine made by a different manufacturer. Lantus®, Optisulin® and Semglee® products all contain 100 units/mL of insulin glargine.

Who manufactures optisulin?

Optisulin is another brand of Insulin Glargine made by Sanofi. It is manufactured by the same processes. It has the same active and inactive components as Lantus.

Is Basalog and Lantus same?

Basalog® is a new insulin glargine developed by Biocon Limited expressed in a non-pathogenic yeast Pichia pastoris, with the same amino acid sequence as Lantus®.

Is Lantus and Glaritus same?

Glaritus is a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis’ SASY.PA Lantus, which is a recombinant long-acting human insulin analogue, Wockhardt said in a statement. The domestic market for the product is about 1.2 billion rupees and is growing at 37 percent per year, the company said.

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What is Basalog insulin?

Basalog 100IU/ml Injection is a long-acting type of insulin used to treat types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children. It provides a steady level of insulin in the body for an entire day and helps control blood sugar levels. This helps to prevent complications of diabetes.

Why is Lantus changing to optisulin?

On 1 January 2020, Optisulin was listed with Lantus as ‘b’ flagged medicines and marked as equivalent for the purposes of substitution by pharmacists at the point of dispensing on the PBS General Schedule. Optisulin is the same formulation and delivery device as Lantus (cartridges for reusable injector pen devices).

Is 80 units of Lantus too much?

It is possible that the “maximum” of 50 units is derived from the technical limitations of the 1/2 mL syringe. The Lantus SoloStar disposable pen has a maximum “dial-able” dose of 80 units. Aside from this technical maximum, there is no mention of a maximum dose in the package insert.

What is the difference between Lantus and Lantus SoloStar?

Lantus and Basaglar both come as a liquid solution in a disposable, prefilled pen. The Lantus pen is called Lantus SoloStar. The Basaglar pen is called Basaglar KwikPen. The Lantus SoloStar and Basaglar KwikPen pens each contain 3 milliliters (mL) of solution with 100 units of insulin per mL.