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How many injections are in a Lantus pen?

How many doses in a Lantus pen (Lantus SoloStar) and how long will it last me? The Lantus SoloStar is 100Units/mL and is a 3ml unit, so each Lantus Solostar contains 300 units. To work out how long one Lantus SoloStar pen will last you, you need to divide 300 units by your daily dose.

How many injections are in a Lantus pen?

How many doses in a Lantus pen (Lantus SoloStar) and how long will it last me? The Lantus SoloStar is 100Units/mL and is a 3ml unit, so each Lantus Solostar contains 300 units. To work out how long one Lantus SoloStar pen will last you, you need to divide 300 units by your daily dose.

How many pens come in a box of Lantus?

Lantus SoloSTAR 100U/ml Insulin 3ml Pen – Box of 5 Pens.

How many doses are in an insulin pen?

KwikPen (“Pen”) is a disposable pre-filled pen containing 3 ml (300 units, 100 units/ml) of insulin. You can give yourself multiple doses using one Pen. The Pen dials 1 unit at a time. You can give from 1 to 60 units in a single injection.

How do you know when your Lantus pen is empty?

Get your pen ready: Look at the window in the pen to make sure the liquid is clear and has no color or specks. Do not use the pen if it is not clear, has a color or specks. Wipe the rubber end of the pen with an alcohol swab.

How long does Lantus pen last after opening?

Once opened, most insulin vials last up to 28 days inside or outside the fridge. These include: Insulin glargine (Lantus)

How do you calculate Lantus?

Dosage for type 2 diabetes If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor will use weight-based dosing for Lantus. Your initial dose of Lantus will likely be 0.2 units of Lantus for every kilogram (kg)* of body weight. The maximum starting dose of Lantus is 10 units per day.

How many insulin pens do I need a month?

To quickly calculate the number of vials necessary for a 90-day supply of insulin, take the total daily dose (TDD) and divide by 10. For example, if a patient is taking isophane insulin 30 units b.i.d., the TDD is 60 units per day; 60 divided by 10 is six.

What can you do with an empty insulin pen?

Once the needle is removed, pen devices can be safely disposed of in household trash. These devices should not be recycled. Vials and Cartridges: Empty insulin vials and cartridges can be disposed of in household trash.

How do you dispose of an empty Lantus pen?

Dispose of used syringes/needles, pens, and lancets in a sealable hard plastic or metal container (e.g., empty detergent bottle, sharps container from your pharmacy). When the container is full, seal the lid before placing it in the trash.

Where do you inject insulin pens?

Where on the body do I inject with the insulin pen? Recommended injection sites include the abdomen, front and side of the thighs, upper and outer arms and buttocks. Do not inject near joints, the groin area, the navel, the middle of the abdomen, or scar tissue.

How does Lantus work over 24 hours?

– Rash – Itching – Swelling – Severe dizziness – Trouble breathing

When should I take Lantus?

Lantus is a long-acting insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lantus should be administered once a day at the same time every day. Limitations of Use: Lantus is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Is dosing the same for Lantus and Levemir?

Your initial dose of either drug depends on the specifics of your diabetes. The solution for injection for Levemir and Lantus is 100 units/mL. Both are available in 10-mL vials.

What is the difference between Levemir and Lantus insulin?

Levemir and Lantus contain different types of insulin. Levemir contains insulin detemir and Lantus contains insulin glargine. Both Lantus and Levemir can be injected once per day, but Levemir can also be injected twice per day, depending on how quickly your body uses it. Both insulins can cause similar side effects. However, in research comparing them, Levemir was generally found to cause less weight gain.