A better dosing solution for Lantus (glargine) Insulin Dosing.How about an Insulin Pen pre-loaded with Lantus (glargine) insulin, the once daily insulin preferred by many veterinarians. Availabile in this pre-loaded pen format, where the pen is in fact disposable once the 3ml insulin cartridge is used. The product is called Lantus SoloSTAR made by Sanofi Aventis, the same manufacturer of the Lantus insulin in 3ml cartridge format and the 10ml multi-use vial.
Why the Lantus SoloSTAR?As many cat owners have discovered after being initially placed on the Lantus insulin, the insulin dosing can be very, very small units. In fact, initial doses can be single unit doses which may continue for some time or be titrated up depending on the blood glucose curve that results. Even after titration, dosing can remain at less than 5 units per day, which makes dosing with the traditional insulin syringe challenging. The pen allows the owner to accurately “dial up” doses as small as 1 unit and with just the press of the injection button, dose your cat with the confidence that the dosing was accurate.
Safety Test: Dial up 2 units first, and with needle pointed up as shown below, depress the injection button and you should see a drop of insulin. If not, repeat this process until you get a drop of insulin which should be discarded. This step is a safety step to remove any tiny air bubbles that might remain in the needle. The pen is now ready for you to dial the required insulin dose.Lantus SoloStar® Step by Step For more information about Lantus insulin and the pen system: Lantus SoloSTAR® Any questions about this system come in and speak with the Pharmacist at Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare.