FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: LANTUS, LANTUS SOLOSTAR

User Comments:


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Lantus did not work for me at all. Along with not working, it actually raised glucose readings from 12 to 16 by taking 14 units of Lantus. Weight gain was terrible and night time sweating turned the bed into a pool by midnight.”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 13, 2017


For Diabetes, Type 2 “My Veterinarian haa been making me buy Lantus Solostar pen insulin for the past year for my cat. I am having a lot if trouble with the insulin becoming cloudy with milky swirls and particulate in it early before the expiration date, and my vet insists I can get two months out of one pen @ $87. per pen, I cannot afford to refill every two weeks-one month! The insulin is DEFECTIVE and neither my Vet nir Wegmans Pharmacy nor Sanofi (manufacturer) will own up to any responsibility for this. I follow the Vets instructions meticulously, and am greatly upset that I am having so many problems with it, and no relief nor help from them. Sanofi insists its for human use ONLY so thus won’t stand behind it, the Veterinarian claims all Vets use it…”

Anonymous November 11, 2016


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Diabetes, Type 1 with insulin resistance. I use Lantus and rapid acting Novolog together along with diet and exercise to adjust my blood sugars and get my A1C’s where I want them. I know where I feel my best, for me its 100 -120 and my doctor says they work for him too. When I was 1st diagnosed 3 years ago they said I was Type 2 but later found I really was an misdiagnosed Type 1. Not that it really makes a difference as long as its controlled, which mine is with Lantus and Novolog. Neither of which are covered by my insurance. Luckily I found a clinic that only charges $5 per box. I need 1 box plus 1 pen of Lantus and 2 boxes of Novolog per month sometimes more so I keep 4 boxes in the fridge.”

NanaFish (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 3, 2016


For Diabetes, Type 1 “I have been a Type 1 diabetic for21 years . I would like to ThankThe Company and the employees of Sanofi-Aventis USA LLC for producing, packaging and providingLantus Insulin to pharmacies soThat I am to receive Lantus InsulinThrough my insurance company.The Lantus Insulin helps meSurvive every day.”

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) September 30, 2016


For Diabetes, Type 2 “I have been on the lantus for 6mos. and have been walking everyday up to 1hr. each day and have been eating well for about 1yr. and my BSG is still about 150 or higher and I have gained 47lbs since I started. That is the only thing different that I’ve been doing.”

Lgrif January 20, 2016


For Diabetes, Type 2 “People who have higher incomes on medicare and who take 2 insulins plus more than 10 other medications including additional tier 3 meds for life do not fit into any supported categories. I reached the donut hole April 19 when my monthly medicine payments were $45 for each tier 3 medicine. Now one lantus is $173 for 20 days, novalog is about the same plus a additional 250 or more for other meds. I worked hard all my life to get a decent social security and now have stopped taking my lantus because I cannot afford $173 for every 20 days. “

GERIdtrager June 14, 2015

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