NPH insulin twice daily offers a cost-effective alternative for patients requiring Lantus twice a day.
Lantus may be given at any time of the day, as long as the dose is given consistently the same time daily to prevent a rise in blood glucose levels.
What happens if you take Lantus twice?
Lantus is a long-acting insulin that works for 24 hours and should be taken regularly at the same time each day. If you miss taking your dose at the regular scheduled time, your blood sugar levels may become high (hyperglycaemia). If you double a dose, this may cause low blood sugar levels.
Can I take Basaglar twice a day?
The recommended starting dose of BASAGLAR in patients with type 2 diabetes is 0.2 units/kg or up to 10 units once daily.
How much Lantus can you take in a day?
The recommended starting dose of LANTUS in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not currently treated with insulin is 0.2 units/kg or up to 10 units once daily.
When should you not take Lantus?
Lantus should be taken once a day at the same time every day. Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.