How do you administer Lantus SoloSTAR?

Keep the pen straight, insert the needle into your skin. Use your thumb to press the injection button all the way down. When the number in the dose window returns to 0 as you inject, slowly count to 10 before removing. (Counting to 10 will make sure you get your full insulin dose.)

How do you take Lantus Solostar?


  1. Lantus® can be administered any time of day.
  2. Use Lantus® once a day at the same time every day.
  3. Inject your dose into 1 of the 3 areas shown below.
  4. Rotate injection sites from one injection to the next to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy and localized cutaneous amyloidosis.

Do you need needles with Lantus Solostar?

THE LANTUS SOLOSTAR INSULIN PEN CAN BE USED WITH THE BD ULTRA-FINE™ PEN NEEDLES*. *Ultra-Fine is a trademark of Becton, Dickinson and Company. After its first use, don’t refrigerate the Lantus SoloSTAR pen. Keep it at room temperature only (below 86°F).

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What is the best time of day to take Lantus insulin?

The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily.

Should Lantus be given before or after meals?

Lantus use with other drugs

People with type 1 diabetes will need to take Lantus along with a mealtime insulin. This is because Lantus is a basal insulin, a “background” insulin that helps control blood sugar levels in between meals. A mealtime insulin is needed to control spikes in blood sugar that occur after eating.

How do I know if my Lantus SoloStar pen is empty?

Get your pen ready:

Look at the window in the pen to make sure the liquid is clear and has no color or specks. Do not use the pen if it is not clear, has a color or specks. Wipe the rubber end of the pen with an alcohol swab.

Does lantus SoloStar need to be primed?

Lantus SoloStar should be primed before each use, this is sometimes called a safety test. This should be done to remove any bubbles, to ensure that the pen is working properly and that the device can administer the dose of insulin required. Dial a dose of 2 units by turning the dosage selector clockwise.

How do you administer Humulin and Kwikpen?

HUMULIN N is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach area, buttocks, upper legs or upper arms. Wipe your skin with an alcohol swab, and let your skin dry before you inject your dose.

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How does Lantus Solostar calculate day supply?

When calculating days’ supply, divide the total number of units per vial, pen, or box by the total number of units the patient will inject daily.

How do you use the optisulin Solostar pen?

Use a new pen. Optisulin should be injected under the skin, being careful not to inject it into a muscle or vein. Choose a site for injection. Inject Optisulin into the abdomen, thighs or upper arms.

Why is Lantus insulin given at night?

Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.

Can you take Lantus and metformin together?

Can you take Lantus (insulin glargine) and metformin together? Lantus (insulin glargine) can be taken with other oral diabetes medications, like metformin, if your blood sugar level needs better control.

What is the sliding scale for insulin?

The term “sliding scale” refers to the progressive increase in pre-meal or nighttime insulin doses. The term “sliding scale” refers to the progressive increase in the pre-meal or nighttime insulin dose, based on pre-defined blood glucose ranges. Sliding scale insulin regimens approximate daily insulin requirements.