how to give lantus pen injection
Wash your hands before you start and clean the selected injection site with an alcohol wipe and let the area dry.Hold the Lantus Solostar device in a fist like grip with your thumb at the injection button end.Insert the needle into the skin at the selected injection site.Activate the device by pressing and continuing to hold the injection button down with the device pressed against the skin for 10 seconds. …Once the injection is complete pull the needle out of the injection site.Recap the needle with the outer needle cap.Remove the single-use needle by unscrewing and then discarding it into a sharps container.Put the pen cap back on,and store Lantus SoloStar at room temperature.
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What is a Lantus pen?
Lantus (insulin glargine) is the man made form of a long acting insulin that is given by injection to diabetic patients, to control their high blood sugar levels. Lantus comes in two dosage forms, the Lantus 3mL SoloStar prefilled pen and the Lantus 10mL multiple dose vial.
How do I use Lantus?
鈥ANTUS is injected under your skin (subcutaneously). Do not use LANTUS in an insulin pump or inject LANTUS into your vein (intravenously). 鈥hange (rotate) injection sites within the 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.
How can I tell if my insulin is Lantus or Lantus SoloStar?
The LANTUS SoloStar is grey with a purple injection button. B. Take off the pen cap. C. Check the appearance of your insulin. LANTUS is a clear insulin.
What is the Lantus SoloStar pen dosage?
(LAN-tus) (insulin glargine injection) for subcutaneous use, 100 Units/mL (U -100) Do not share your LANTUS SoloStar pen with other people, even if the needle has been changed.