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Lantus

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5.2  Effectiveness
5.9  Side Effects
4.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 9 Lantus side effects and 2 Lantus benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is insulin glargine and brand names are Lantus; Lantus OptiClik Cartridge; and Lantus Solostar Pen.

The active ingredient is insulin glagine and inactive ingredients are glycerol; m-cresol; zinc; and water for injection.

It is primarily used in the treatment of Type I and Type II diabetes.
Famous People with Diabetes
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Halle Berry

In 1989 Halle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Randy Jackson

In 2001, weighing in at 355 lbs., Randy Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Nick Jonas

Wildly popular singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist Nick Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, has figured out how to manage his type 1 diabetes.

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Edward James Olmos

The star of Miami Vice and Battlestar Gallactica is notable for NOT having diabetes—despite a strong genetic predisposition.

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Brittany Murphy

Thirty-two year old actress dies from cardiac arrest. She had type 2 diabetes and a thyroid condition, and it has been rumored that she also had a drug problem.

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Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels, frontman for glam metal band Poison,has had to learn how to manage his Type I diabetes during the insanity of touring.

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Effectiveness of Lantus by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Lantus, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 3% 14.9% 62.7% 19.4% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.9% 25% 61.8% 8.8% 1.5%
Blood Pressure 0% 11.9% 82.1% 6% 0%
Breathing 1.5% 10.3% 80.9% 5.9% 1.5%
Confidence 3% 7.6% 78.8% 7.6% 3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 4.5% 13.6% 74.2% 4.5% 3%
Digestion 4.5% 10.4% 76.1% 9% 0%
Emotional Well-being 7.4% 14.7% 63.2% 11.8% 2.9%
Energy 7.5% 23.9% 53.7% 10.4% 4.5%
Eyesight 1.5% 17.9% 68.7% 9% 3%
Memory 4.5% 17.9% 71.6% 4.5% 1.5%
Mental Clarity 2.9% 17.6% 73.5% 1.5% 4.4%
Pain 13.4% 14.9% 64.2% 4.5% 3%
Patience 4.5% 9.1% 77.3% 6.1% 3%
Sexual Health 4.5% 15.2% 74.2% 6.1% 0%
Skin Complexion 3% 6.1% 81.8% 9.1% 0%
Sleep 9% 13.4% 59.7% 11.9% 6%
Stress Level 4.4% 17.6% 67.6% 10.3% 0%
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Commonly Reported Lantus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 75% 8.3% 0% 8.3% 8.3%
Appetite Loss 87.3% 9.5% 3.2% 0% 0%
Headache 66.7% 19.7% 4.5% 6.1% 3%
Skin Rash 96.3% 0% 3.7% 0% 0%
Gas 62.7% 13.4% 7.5% 11.9% 4.5%
Fatigue 50% 8.3% 8.3% 16.7% 16.7%
Depression 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50.8% 6.3% 7.9% 17.5% 17.5%
Blurred Vision 50% 25% 8.3% 16.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 0% 15.4% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 65.1% 23.8% 6.3% 3.2% 1.6%
Confusion 83.3% 0% 8.3% 0% 8.3%
Fever 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 84.1% 6.3% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Hyperthyroidism 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 83.3% 0% 8.3% 0% 8.3%
Drowsiness 66.7% 16.7% 8.3% 0% 8.3%
Nausea 81.5% 10.8% 4.6% 1.5% 1.5%
Dizziness 73.1% 14.9% 7.5% 3% 1.5%
Flu-Like Symptoms 81.5% 10.8% 0% 6.2% 1.5%
Change in Weight 46.4% 15.9% 17.4% 11.6% 8.7%
Itching 75% 14.1% 7.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Insomnia 58.3% 8.3% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Allergic Reaction 92.2% 3.1% 3.1% 0% 1.6%
Bloating 74.1% 9.3% 3.7% 9.3% 3.7%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Diarrhea 80% 6.2% 3.1% 7.7% 3.1%
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Less Commonly Reported Lantus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Discolored Urine 85.7% 7.9% 4.8% 1.6% 0%
Reduced Libido 73% 5.4% 5.4% 13.5% 2.7%
Drowsiness 61.8% 18.2% 10.9% 5.5% 3.6%
Indigestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 61.1% 14.8% 13% 11.1% 0%
Decrease in Birth Control Effectiveness 92.1% 1.6% 1.6% 4.8% 0%
Liver Damage 98.4% 0% 1.6% 0% 0%
Swelling 71.4% 11.1% 7.9% 4.8% 4.8%
Vomiting 93.7% 4.8% 1.6% 0% 0%
Fatigue 56.4% 7.3% 14.5% 16.4% 5.5%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 81% 9.5% 1.6% 4.8% 3.2%
Anemia 92.6% 5.6% 1.9% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 50% 0% 50% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Lantus
Since taking Lantus Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 2.5%
Blindness 1.2%
Fall 11.2%
Heart attack 1.2%
Hospitalization 6.2%
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User Comments about Lantus
04 Oct 2013 im pleased with lower blood sugar but don't like weight gain or indigrstion I drink a faer amount of iced tea could this be part of the cause
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12 Jul 2012 At first all seemed real well, then after about 6 1/2 weeks, I started getting headaches, neck aches, back pain, stomach pain in my upper stomach, and joint aches. Vision immedately went bad, but got better after about 3 weeks of use. ( take 20 mg one a day) Doc told me to cut back to 15 once a day, as I called him yesterday to see what was going on.
   —Posted by GH2800
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01 Jun 2012 so sick of shots, bruising on stomach, sometimes get blood on skin after shot, bruising afterwards...ready to gicve it up, can't sleep, i ache, dr won't give me anything for pain....tired of it al
   —Posted by tired of being stuck
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28 Feb 2012 i started on 6 unites am now up to 20 test reading have not changed started getting very bad neck shoulder arm pain suffered from this before after r t a many years ago but this is the much worse than it has ever been more tired have no energy the pain wakes me up at night
   —Posted by pappyone
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12 Feb 2012 For me Lantus has given me much better basal control of my blood sugars compared with Insulatard and has eliminated severe night time hypos, which were frightening even after 50 years of being T1 diabetic.
   —Posted by steveBN1
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