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Suggest dosage for Lantus Solostar

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: When is the best time to take my Lantus Solostar. I take 70 mg. 2x a day. before lunch and before dinner.
should I take my shots an hour before dinner & lunch ?

& I take Metformin & Gyyburinde before bed and when I get up in the morning.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Usually 12 hours apart

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns.

You are currently taking lantus for your diabetes and taking it before lunch and before dinner. I would recommend that you take it before breakfast and before dinner. Though the exact timing is not all that critical. Lantus is a long acting insulin and is not burdened by high peaks and low valleys like prior insulins. As long as you take it twice daily you should be fine. There is less likelihood of causing low sugars if you take it too close together. So if you can administer your lantus about 8-12 hours apart there will be less likelihood of low blood sugars.

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Suggest dosage for Lantus Solostar

Brief Answer: Usually 12 hours apart Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns. You are currently taking lantus for your diabetes and taking it before lunch and before dinner. I would recommend that you take it before breakfast and before dinner. Though the exact timing is not all that critical. Lantus is a long acting insulin and is not burdened by high peaks and low valleys like prior insulins. As long as you take it twice daily you should be fine. There is less likelihood of causing low sugars if you take it too close together. So if you can administer your lantus about 8-12 hours apart there will be less likelihood of low blood sugars. I hope I answered your question. If you have any additional questions please contact us again