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Lantus

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5.9
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.
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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 3.1% 13.8% 63.1% 20% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 3% 25.8% 63.6% 7.6% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 12.3% 81.5% 6.2% 0%
Breathing 1.5% 9.1% 83.3% 6.1% 0%
Confidence 3.1% 7.8% 79.7% 7.8% 1.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 4.7% 12.5% 76.6% 4.7% 1.6%
Digestion 4.6% 9.2% 76.9% 9.2% 0%
Emotional Well-being 7.6% 15.2% 62.1% 12.1% 3%
Energy 7.7% 23.1% 55.4% 10.8% 3.1%
Eyesight 1.5% 18.5% 70.8% 7.7% 1.5%
Memory 4.6% 18.5% 72.3% 4.6% 0%
Mental Clarity 3% 16.7% 75.8% 1.5% 3%
Pain 13.8% 13.8% 66.2% 4.6% 1.5%
Patience 4.7% 9.4% 78.1% 4.7% 3.1%
Sexual Health 4.7% 15.6% 75% 4.7% 0%
Skin Complexion 3.1% 6.2% 82.8% 7.8% 0%
Sleep 9.2% 13.8% 61.5% 10.8% 4.6%
Stress Level 4.5% 18.2% 68.2% 9.1% 0%
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Commonly Reported Lantus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 95.2% 3.2% 1.6% 0% 0%
Anxiety 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 88.5% 8.2% 3.3% 0% 0%
Bloating 74.1% 9.3% 3.7% 9.3% 3.7%
Blurred Vision 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 46.3% 16.4% 17.9% 11.9% 7.5%
Cold Symptoms 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Depression 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 81% 6.3% 3.2% 6.3% 3.2%
Dizziness 75.4% 15.4% 7.7% 1.5% 0%
Drowsiness 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 60% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Fever 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Flu-Like Symptoms 81% 11.1% 0% 6.3% 1.6%
Gas 63.1% 13.8% 7.7% 12.3% 3.1%
Headache 68.8% 18.8% 4.7% 6.2% 1.6%
Hyperthyroidism 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 83.6% 6.6% 4.9% 4.9% 0%
Insomnia 70% 10% 20% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 75.8% 14.5% 8.1% 1.6% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 63.9% 24.6% 6.6% 3.3% 1.6%
Muscle / Joint Pain 52.5% 6.6% 8.2% 16.4% 16.4%
Muscle Cramping 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 81% 11.1% 4.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Skin Rash 96.3% 0% 3.7% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Lantus Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anemia 92.6% 5.6% 1.9% 0% 0%
Decrease in Birth Control Effectiveness 91.8% 1.6% 1.6% 4.9% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 61.1% 14.8% 13% 11.1% 0%
Discolored Urine 85.2% 8.2% 4.9% 1.6% 0%
Drowsiness 61.8% 18.2% 10.9% 5.5% 3.6%
Fatigue 56.4% 7.3% 14.5% 16.4% 5.5%
Indigestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 98.4% 0% 1.6% 0% 0%
Low Blood Sugar 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 82% 9.8% 1.6% 3.3% 3.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 50% 0% 50% 0%
Reduced Libido 73% 5.4% 5.4% 13.5% 2.7%
Swelling 73.8% 11.5% 6.6% 4.9% 3.3%
Vomiting 93.4% 4.9% 1.6% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Lantus
Since taking Lantus Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.3%
Blindness 1.3%
Fall 10.3%
Heart attack 1.3%
Hospitalization 6.4%
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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
   —Posted by Anonymous
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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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