What is the new name for 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.

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).

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.

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®.

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Is Basaglar as effective as Lantus?

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 novolin N and Lantus the same?

NPH (brand name Humulin N or Novolin N) is an intermediate-acting insulin that starts working in about 1 to 2 hours and can last from 16 to 24 hours. Insulin glargine (brand name Lantus) is a newer form of long-acting insulin. It starts to work within 1 to 2 hours and continues acting for about 24 hours.

Is there a better insulin than Lantus?

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 there a generic Lantus?

There is currently no generic alternative for Lantus, but there is an alternative insulin with the same active ingredient as Lantus. GoodRx has partnered with Inside Rx and Sanofi-Aventis to reduce the price for this prescription.

Is Toujeo stronger than Lantus?

Both Toujeo and Lantus are long-acting insulins that contain glargine, however Toujeo is more concentrated containing 300 units per mL of glargine, compared to Lantus’s 100 units per mL.

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.

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What is a cheaper alternative to Lantus?

Basaglar contains the same kind of insulin as Lantus (insulin glargine), and while it is cheaper—Basaglar costs about 15% less than Lantus—it is still expensive, with a cash price of around $450 for a 30-day supply.

Does Walmart pharmacy carry Lantus?

Lantus | Walmart Trusted Pet Pharmacy.

Can you substitute NovoLog for Lantus?

Never mix NovoLog with Lantus. Do not mix NovoLog with other insulins if using an insulin pen or external pump. Do not vigorously shake insulin before use.

Is Levemir and Lantus the same?

Levemir is a solution of insulin detemir, and Lantus is a solution of insulin glargine. Insulin glargine is also available as the brand Toujeo. Both insulin detemir and insulin glargine are basal insulin formulas. That means that they work slowly to lower your blood sugar levels.

Which is better Basaglar vs Levemir?

Effectiveness. Basaglar and Levemir are both used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a pooled analysis of several clinical studies, insulin glargine (the active drug in Basaglar) and Levemir were compared. These drugs were equally effective in improving blood sugar levels in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Are Admelog and Humalog the same?

Admelog is termed a “follow-on” to the common mealtime insulin, Humalog (insulin lispro). Because Admelog uses the same type of insulin as Lilly’s Humalog, it can be thought of as a sort of “me too” version of Humalog.