Lantus Solostar is a synthetic hormone used to control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The active ingredient of the medicine - insulin glargine - is a long-acting drug, meaning that it need only be administered once daily and its effects last for 18-26 hours. It is administered as a prefilled insulin pen.
Lantus Solostar is a long-acting basal insulin analogue, taken once daily to aid control the blood sugar level of those with diabetes. Lantus Solostar consists of tiny particles that slowly release insulin, giving a long duration of action of 18-26 hours. Lantus Solostar resembles basal insulin secretion of non-diabetic pancreatic beta cells.
Lantus Solostar is used in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes and adults and pediatric patients with diabetes type 1 for the control of blood sugar levels. Sometimes, in type 2 diabetes and combination with a short-acting sulfonylurea, it can offer limited control of serum glucose levels.
Lantus Solostar works by helping the body to use sugar properly which lowers the amount of glucose in the blood, which helps in the treatment of diabetes. Lantus Solostar is a long-acting form of the hormone insulin.