Lantus is long-lasting insulin used to treat adults and children (ages six and older) with type 1 and type 2 diabetes manage high blood glucose levels.
Note: Lantus is not approved to treat insulin ketoacidosis, a common complication among people with diabetes.
Lantus contains insulin glargine, which is long-acting insulin administered through injection under the skin (subcutaneously).
It is typically prescribed to patients in two forms:
In 10-milliliter vials that contain 100 units of insulin glargine. The vials are used with syringes (not included with medication). It is also available in SoloStar Pens.
A disposable single-patient-use prefilled insulin pen contains a 3 ml solution with 100 units of insulin per mL.