What kind of insulin is better than Lantus?

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asked Apr 2, 2022 in Other- Health by LWardrup (760 points)
What kind of insulin is better than Lantus?

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answered Apr 2, 2022 by AngieSmit (27,190 points)
The kind of insulin that is better than Lantus is Toujeo.

Toujeo is more concentrated than Lantus and may be a good option for people who need higher amounts of insulin.

80 units of Lantus is not too much for most people and in fact 80 units of Lantus is a normal dose.

Some people need to take up to 100 units of Lantus which is okay as well.

Lantus SoloStar pens deliver a maximum of 80 units.

If you use Lantus vials and insulin syringes, you can take up to 100 units in a single injection.

Talk with your doctor about the number of Lantus injections you'll need for each dose.

Lantus without a discount costs as much as $360.58 out of pocket and with a discount it can cost as little as $100.00 out of pocket.

The cost of Lantus out of pocket is around $360.58 although if you can get a discount for the prescriptions such as through GoodRx it may cost as little as $100.00 out of pocket.

Most diabetics need only 2 insulin shots per day although some diabetics may need up to 3 to 4 insulin shots per day to control their blood sugar and diabetes.

For people with type 2 diabetes, marked obesity, and insulin resistance, total daily insulin doses of 200 to 300 units are often required.

In this setting, management for most people includes a total of 1.0 to 2.0 units of insulin per kilogram per day; thus, in very obese patients, a larger total dose is required.

Insulin is expensive costing around $175.00 to $300.00 for each Vial of Insulin.

Medicare and health insurance will pay for Insulin as it's medically needed.

You may have to pay a small copay but it's cheaper than paying out of pocket for the Insulin.

The strongest type of Insulin is Insulin Lispro U100-U200.

The 3 types of Insulin are Fast-acting, Intermediate-acting and Long-acting insulin.

The Insulin that can last 42 hours in the body is Tresiba Insulin.

Tresiba (insulin degludec) is the longest acting insulin available, and there don't appear to be any coming down the pipeline that give this duration of effect.

What makes Tresiba a hero is its long duration of action (more than 40 hours) with minimal fluctuations in blood levels of the drug. It's given once a day.

The difference between Levemir and Tresiba is that Levemir works for 24 hours while Tresiba works for 42 hours.

Both Levemir and Tresiba work steadily throughout the day to help manage your blood sugar between meals and overnight.

Levemir works for up to 24 hours, and Tresiba works for up to 42 hours.

The difference between Levemir and Lantus is in how they work in the body.

Levemir generally reaches a peak concentration in your blood six to eight hours after you take it.

The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours.

On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak.

It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir.

Levemir can be used as a replacement for Lantus but only under a doctors advise.

Levemir Insulin lasts for 42 days once opened, Lantus for 28 days.

They should not be used together but are usually included in a regimen with short or rapid-acting insulins.

Semglee can also be used as a replacement for Lantus.

Levemir is a long-acting human insulin analog and is a rapid-acting form of insulin.

You should not take Levemir in the morning and instead should take Levemir in the evening after a meal or before bedtime.

Your doctor will show you where on your body to inject Levemir.

Use a different place each time you give an injection.

Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.

Do not inject this medicine into skin that is damaged, tender, bruised, pitted, thickened, scaly, or has a scar or hard lump.

Levemir can interact with certain diabetes drugs.

Taking Levemir with a thiazolidinedione (a class of diabetes drugs) may cause fluid retention and heart failure.

If you already have heart failure, taking the two drugs together can make your condition worse.

The side effects of taking Levemir include.

Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).
Swelling of the hands/feet.
Thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir.
Weight gain.
Headache.
Back pain.
Stomach pain.
Flu symptoms.

The cost of Levemir is $573.81 for one Levemir Insulin Pen and with the discount such as with GoodRX the cost of Levemir Insulin is $455.98

Levemir Insulin is a long acting insulin that lasts for around 24 hours once taken.

A Levemir Pen lasts for around 42 days and has 100 units of insulin in the Levemir Pen.

Levemir FlexTouch 100 units/ml solution for injection in pre-filled pen.

1 ml of the solution contains 100 units insulin detemir* (equivalent to 14.2 mg). 1 cartridge contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 units.

The purpose of Levemir Insulin is to lower your blood sugar and maintain your blood sugar levels.

Levemir is a long-acting insulin that can be taken once or twice daily to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes.

Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.

The best time of day to take Levemir is in the evening with your evening meal or at bedtime.

You can eat after taking Levemir insulin and you can eat dinner along with taking Levemir Insulin.

For people who are taking Levemir once-daily they should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime.

People who require twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose.

Levemir does last for 24 hours after taking it as it's a long lasting insulin.

Insulin detemir (Levemir), lasts 18 to 23 hours. insulin glargine (Toujeo), lasts more than 24 hours.

Levemir is a good insulin and also a very fast acting insulin.

Levemir is a type of long acting insulin.

Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that works for up to 24 hours to lower your blood sugar.

Levemir generally reaches a peak concentration in your blood six to eight hours after you take it.

The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours.

On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak.

It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir.

When Levemir is taken once daily, inject the insulin with the evening meal or at bedtime.

When taken twice daily, the evening dose should be taken with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours following the morning dose.

Some insulins, like glargine (Lantus®) and detemer (Levemir®), cannot be mixed.

Other insulins (NovoLog 70/30®, Humalog 75/25®) are already a combination of two types of insulin and should not be mixed.

Some side effects of Levemir include.

Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).
Swelling of the hands/feet.
Thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir.
Weight gain.
Headache.
Back pain.
Stomach pain.
Flu symptoms.

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