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Insulin Glargine

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking insulin glargine if you have:
 
  • An insulin pump
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Glargine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Insulin Glargine

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • How you respond to insulin glargine (especially as measured by your blood sugar levels)
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Insulin Glargine Dosage for more information.)
 
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