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Lantus vs. Levemir

How Should Lantus Be Taken?

  • Read the detailed Instructions for Use that come with your Lantus SoloStar disposable prefilled pen.
  • Use Lantus exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to. Your healthcare provider should tell you how much Lantus to use and when to use it.
  • Know the amount of Lantus you use. Do not change the amount of Lantus you use unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • Check your insulin label each time you give your injection to make sure you are using the correct insulin.
  • Lantus comes in a SoloStar disposable prefilled pen that you must use to give your Lantus. The dose counter on your pen shows your dose of Lantus. Do not make any dose changes unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • Do not use a syringe to remove Lantus from your SoloStar disposable prefilled pen.
  • Do not re-use needles. Always use a new needle for each injection. Re-use of needles increases your risk of having blocked needles, which may cause you to get the wrong dose of Lantus. Using a new needle for each injection lowers your risk of getting an infection. If your needle is blocked, follow the instructions in Step 3 of the Instructions for Use.
  • You may take Lantus at any time during the day but you must take it at the same time every day.
  • Lantus is injected under your skin (subcutaneously). Do not use Lantus in an insulin pump or inject Lantus into your vein (intravenously).
  • Change (rotate) injection your sites within area you chose with each dose. Do not use the exact spot for each injection
  • Do not mix Lantus with any other type of insulin or liquid medicine.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your healthcare provider what your blood sugar should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels.
  • Keep Lantus and all medicines out of the reach of children.

How Should Levemir Be Taken?

  • the Instructions for Use that come with your Levemir.
  • Take Levemir® exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • Know the type and strength of insulin you take. Do not change the type of insulin you take unless your healthcare provider tells you to. The amount of insulin and the best time for you to take your insulin may need to change if you take different types of insulin.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your healthcare provider what your blood sugars should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles or syringes with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Never inject Levemir® into a vein or muscle.


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