Question: What is equivalent to Lantus SoloStar?

Basaglar and Lantus are both equally effective at lowering blood sugar in patients with diabetes and they are identical structurally. Clinical studies conducted by the manufacturer showed that Basaglar is safe, effective and similar to Lantus, so you can feel comfortable using either product.

Is there a substitute for Lantus Solostar?

Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) is both biosimilar to, and interchangeable with (can be substituted for), its reference product Lantus (insulin glargine), a long-acting insulin analog. Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) is the first interchangeable biosimilar product approved in the U.S. for the treatment of diabetes.

What can you take in place of Lantus?

Lantus and Basaglar are 2 of the most popular long-acting insulins on the market. Others include Levemir and Toujeo. Long-acting insulins, often called basal insulins, are taken once a day to control blood sugar throughout the day.

What insulin is replacing 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.

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Can I substitute Semglee for Lantus?

Semglee is an interchangeable biosimilar with Lantus, which means that there aren’t clinically meaningful differences (e.g., safety and effectiveness) between the two insulins and they can be substituted for each other.

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.

What is the difference between Lantus Solostar and Toujeo Solostar?

The biggest difference is that Toujeo is highly concentrated, making injection volume much smaller than Lantus. In terms of side effects, one important factor to consider is that Toujeo may offer less risk for hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, than Lantus, because it helps keep blood sugar levels more consistent.

Is Admelog the same as Lantus?

While the FDA has approved biosimilar long-acting (basal) insulins – Basaglar and, tentatively, LUSDUNA Nexvue, both modeled on the popular basal insulin Lantus (insulin glargine) – Admelog is the first approved rapid-acting (mealtime) follow-on insulin.

Are Lantus and Basaglar interchangeable?

Basaglar and Lantus cannot be freely substituted for each other. No crossover studies between Lantus and Basaglar have been published. Because of this, these biologics are not currently approved as interchangeable by the “Orange Book,” the FDA’s resource for therapeutic equivalence.

What is the difference between Lantus SoloStar and optisulin SoloStar?

Optisulin SoloStar is the same formulation and its prefilled disposable injector pens use the same delivery method as Lantus SoloStar. No dose adjustments are required when transitioning from Lantus SoloStar insulin glargine to Optisulin SoloStar insulin glargine.

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Is Lantus discontinued?

The original brand of insulin glargine, Lantus® is being discontinued and from 31 July 2020 will no longer be available. Optisulin® is a second brand of insulin glargine made by the same manufacturer as Lantus®.

What is optisulin SoloStar?

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.

Does lantus SoloStar have a generic?

There is no generic version of Lantus Solostar, a form of the prescription drug insulin glargine used to treat diabetes. The drug is still protected by patents that prevent generic versions.

Which biosimilars are interchangeable?

On July 28, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first interchangeable biosimilar product, Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn), as a diabetes treatment. Semglee is both biosimilar to and interchangeable with Lantus (insulin glargine), a long-acting insulin analog.

What is Admelog SoloStar?

ADMELOG is a fast-acting mealtime insulin that works to control blood sugar when you eat. ADMELOG is proven to lower A1C similar to Humalog, one of the most prescribed brands of mealtime insulin. ADMELOG is available in the ADMELOG SoloStar® pen or a vial, and can be used in a pump.