What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- episodes of hypoglycemia
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to insulin, metacresol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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How should I use this drug?TOP
This medicine is for injection under the skin. Use this medicine at the same time each day. Use exactly as directed. This insulin should never be mixed in the same syringe with other insulins before injection. Do not vigorously shake before use. You will be taught how to use this medicine and how to adjust doses for activities and illness. Do not use more insulin than prescribed.
Always check the appearance of your insulin before using it. This medicine should be clear and colorless like water. Do not use it if it is cloudy, thickened, colored, or has solid particles in it.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
It is important not to miss a dose. Your health care professional or doctor should discuss a plan for missed doses with you. If you do miss a dose, follow their plan. Do not take double doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store unopened vials in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Opened vials (vials currently in use) may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, at approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) or cooler. Keeping your insulin at room temperature decreases the amount of pain during injection. Once opened, your insulin can be used for 28 days. After 28 days, the vial should be thrown away.
Store Lantus Solostar Pens or Basaglar KwikPens in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F) or at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Once opened, the pens should be kept at room temperature. Do not store in the refrigerator once opened. Once opened, the insulin can be used for 28 days. After 28 days, the Lantus Solostar Pen or Basaglar KwikPen should be thrown away.
Store Toujeo Solostar Pens in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Once opened, the pens should be kept at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Do not store in the refrigerator once opened. Once opened, the insulin can be used for 42 days. After 42 days, the Toujeo Solostar Pen should be thrown away.
Protect all insulin vials and pens from light and excessive heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date or after the specified time for room temperature storage has passed.