How many units are in a box of Lantus?
Lantus SoloStar Insulin Pen | Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL. via
How many insulin pens are in a box?
Toujeo Max Solostar is recommended for people requiring more than 20 units of insulin per day. Each box of Toujeo Solostar contains three pens and there are two pens in a box of Toujeo Max Solostar. via
How much is a box of Lantus pens?
Pay as little as $99 for each vial or $149 for a pack of 5 pens. Many manufacturers offer programs that will reduce your out-of-pocket costs for this prescription. via
How is Lantus Solostar dispensed?
LANTUS may be administered at any time during the day. LANTUS should be administered subcutaneously once a day at the same time every day. The dose of LANTUS must be individualized based on clinical response. Blood glucose monitoring is essential in all patients receiving insulin therapy. via
Why is Lantus given at night?
Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night. via
How long does it take for Lantus SoloStar to start working?
Long-acting: It begins working around four hours after injection and it has the ability to work for up to 24 hours. These insulins do not peak but are steady throughout the day. Examples of long-acting insulin including glargine (Lantus) and detemir (Levemir). via
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. via
How do I calculate how much insulin to take?
Divide the total grams of carb by your insulin-to-carb ratio. Example Let's say you plan to eat 45 grams of carbohydrate and your insulin-to-carb ratio is 1 unit of insulin for every 15 grams of carbohydrate eaten. To figure out how much insulin to give, divide 45 by 15. via
Are insulin pens cheaper than vials?
There is a significant difference in insulin prices between insulin vials (via syringes) and insulin pens. Using vials is less expensive than pens. However, some people feel that using pens as a delivery system provides a higher quality of life. via
How long does a Lantus SoloStar pen last?
After its first use, don't refrigerate the Lantus SoloStar pen. Keep it at room temperature only (below 86°F). After 28 days, throw your opened Lantus pen away—even if it still has insulin in it. via
Where is the best place to inject Lantus?
Lantus® may be injected in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Remember to rotate injection sites. The abdomen is the preferred injection site for the AutoShield Duo. This location facilitates proper injection technique—such as keeping the pen at the proper 90 degree angle. via
What is the best time to take Lantus?
The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily. via
Does lantus SoloStar pen need to be refrigerated?
After its first use, don't refrigerate the Lantus SoloStar pen. Keep it at room temperature only (below 86°F). After 28 days, throw your opened Lantus pen away—even if it still has insulin in it. Keep Lantus away from direct heat and light. via