"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the final remaining restrictions placed on the use of rosiglitazone.
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An excess of insulin relative to food intake, energy expenditure, or both may lead to severe and sometimes prolonged and life-threatening hypoglycemia. Mild episodes of hypoglycemia can usually be treated with oral carbohydrates. Adjustments in drug dosage, meal patterns, or exercise may be needed.
More severe episodes of hypoglycemia with coma, seizure, or neurologic impairment may be treated with intramuscular/subcutaneous glucagon or concentrated intravenous glucose. After apparent clinical recovery from hypoglycemia, continued observation and additional carbohydrate intake may be necessary to avoid recurrence of hypoglycemia.
LANTUS is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to LANTUS or one of its excipients.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/17/2013
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