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Lantus

Help control your cat’s diabetes mellitus with Lantus-brand insulin glargine. This injectable medication helps regulate blood sugar in cats. Normalized blood sugar can help your feline friend feel better day-to-day. 

  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Daily dosing
  • Formulated for subcutaneous injection

Lantus helps treat diabetes in cats by normalizing the glucose level in the blood. When your cat has a normal level of glucose in the blood the body works as it should and your cat may have fewer diabetic symptoms. Lantus is insulin glargine, a long-acting form of insulin formulated for injection underneath the skin.  

 

What you should know about Lantus:

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using this product. 
  • This product must remain refrigerated.
  • Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your cat more medication than directed and don’t skip doses. 
  • Insulin pens for use with pen needles.
  • Vials for use with U-100 insulin syringes.
  • Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions. 

 

For additional information about Lantus, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.

Lantus requires overnight shipping.
 
Please provide a shipping address where someone will be available to take possession of the package and refrigerate if necessary. 

Lantus SoloStar Directions for Use open as a PDF and are provided by the manufacturer.

Lantus Human Prescription Drug Label for veterinary reference opens in a new window.
Lantus SoloStar Human Prescription Drug Label for veterinary reference opens in a new window.

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  • Q:

    Do I have to have the vet phone in the prescription?
    Asked on 6/5/2015 by jane09 from Fort Wayne, IN, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      You will need to place an order for the medication which will also ask for your vet's information. Once that has been done, we will send a fax to the vet for the approval.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/9/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Will the pen administer a dose as low as one unit? thx
    Asked on 5/21/2015 by Benncher from Las Vegas, NV, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, one unit is the smallest dose that can be given with the pen.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/27/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cats have been on Lantus for 12 yrs at the same dosage. Do I need a prescription for the Lantus pen ($85) or can I just order the insulin when I run out? I have pen needles. 
    Asked on 5/9/2015 by Z cats mom from New York, NY

    1 answer

    • A:

      The pen also requires a prescription.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/12/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    When using the Solo Star pen, do I have to prime it every time?
    Asked on 5/6/2015 by mccartanann from Holliston, MA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, the manufacturer recommends that you dial a test dose of 2 units before each dose. Hold the pen with the needle pointing up and lightly tap the insulin reservoir so any air bubbles will rise to the top. This will help make the dose more accurate. Next, press in the injection button all the way to remove 2 units from the pen. If no insulin comes out, repeat this process 2 more times.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/19/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    If the pet needs 2 units of insulin a day how long will the pen last<
    Asked on 4/22/2015 by Tt2008 from Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The lantus pen should only be used for 28 days after initial use.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/22/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this the same as a vial of Lantus?
    Asked on 4/21/2015 by Lilly legs from heartland mi

    1 answer

    • A:

      It is the same medication but the pen only has 3ml of medication, where the vial has 10ml.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/22/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How many injections per pen
    Asked on 4/18/2015 by redman

    1 answer

    • A:

      It depends on the dosage you are giving. The pen contains 3ml of medication at 100 units/ml so you get 300 units in a pen.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/20/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this the insulin and the needles all in one and how many at this price
    Asked on 4/7/2015 by red allen from portland Tn

    1 answer

    • A:

      No, they are sold separately. The price listed is for for 1 pen.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/8/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How long does pen last
    Asked on 3/21/2015 by Maria48 from Westchester County, NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The pen should be used within 28 days after initial use. The expiration on it is 07/2017.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/24/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    you state that you can't draw the insulin from the pen with a syringe. That is exactly what I've been doing. I don't think my pen has a needle and I don't use the counter. The vet provided me with the Lantus pen and syringes. is your pen different?
    Asked on 3/7/2015 by milo from Sioux Falls, SD, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Milo,

      The Lantus SoloStar pen supplied to you by your veterinarian is the same Lantus SoloStar pen that VetRxDirect dispenses to our patients. Lantus SoloStar is human use prescription insulin medication used for the management of diabetes. In humans, the insulin contained in the Lantus SoloStar pen is administered with a needle that is screwed onto the end of the pen. Lantus is available in either a multi-use vial or in the SoloStar pen. As animals usually require less insulin in the management of their diabetes than humans do, it is common practice to utilize the Lantus SoloStar pen and withdraw the insulin from the pen. This is done to be cost effective and decrease the amount of unused insulin remaining at the end of each month.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/24/2015 by VetRxDirect
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4.8

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100%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • No side effects (15)
  • Works quickly (10)
  • Promotes healing (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (22)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (7), Caregiver (4), Medical professional (4), Athletic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best deal on best Vet rated cat insulin.

My cat uses insulin twice daily. I recently did more extensive research and confirmed that cats tolerate Lantus better than other insulins (cats have a faster metabolism so most insulin doesn't last as long...Read complete review

My cat uses insulin twice daily. I recently did more extensive research and confirmed that cats tolerate Lantus better than other insulins (cats have a faster metabolism so most insulin doesn't last as long and causes spiky glucose curves). Lantus lasts about 12 hours in a cat. The pen form is easy to draw from and keeps the insulin lasting much longer than the vial due to the lack of air, which denatures the proteins and spoils the insulin. VetRx has a great deal on this item, allowing a single pen purchase with great packaging for protection and sustained cool temperature and overnight shipping. They also have EXCELLENT customer service. They have found a new long-term customer. I love this kitty dearly and with this she is healthy, happy, and lives a normal life. (ok, except for getting pampered frequently.) :)

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Lantus insulin

I purchased this insulin for my cat a month ago and it just isn't working for my cat and I am giving him injections twice daily with no good results. He is still urinating...Read complete review

I purchased this insulin for my cat a month ago and it just isn't working for my cat and I am giving him injections twice daily with no good results. He is still urinating and drinking constantly and losing weight. My vet said that it worked for him when he was in for evaluation but it is just not working for me even with upping the dosage. I will have to try another type of insulin for my cat.

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5.0

Easy to use

By 

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Medical Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Traveling

    Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

    Easy to use, small for easy storage

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      5.0

      Best price I could find anywhere.

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      from Praline NJ

      About Me Average Health

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • No Side Effects
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

        Ease of use.

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          5.0

          Great experience!

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          from Portland, OR

          About Me Average Health

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          Pros

          • Promotes Healing
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

            I inject my cat twice a day - this insulin pen will last up to 6 months if refrigerated. Excellent product for the money, and has been shown to help newly diagnosed diabetic cats go into remission after a short use period.

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              4.0

              Some pros and cons

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              from Madison, WI

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              Pros

              • Less waste
              • Smaller volume

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                Lantus is a great long lasting insulin for cats. The smaller volume in the pen is good for cats and leaves less waste than the 10ml bottle. It is also cheaper for each order, but if you are using large amounts the 10ml bottle is a better overall deal. The pen is harder to draw from with insulin syringes and avoid getting bubbles. Close attention must be paid to get the correct dose.

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                  5.0

                  Good solution for our cat's insulin needs

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                  from Richland, WA

                  About Me Average Health

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

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                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                    Our cat gets a very small dose of insulin twice a day and the insulin pen allows us to purchase a smaller amount of insulin which prevents having to toss excess product.

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                      5.0

                      Affordable alternative

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                      from Marylanf

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                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • No Side Effects
                      • Works Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                        My diabetic cat is on 2.5 units of Lantus. Tge pen is more affordable than the vial. I use the pen like the vial.

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                          5.0

                          worked wonders on cat

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                          from Seattle

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Works Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use

                            Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                            Helped get my cat back to normal

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                              5.0

                              I would definitely buy again!!

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                              from Crystal Lake , Illinois

                              About Me Athletic

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • No Side Effects

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Use

                                Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                                Works great!! My cat only takes 1 unit a day so to have to buy a full vial or 5 pens at a time is extremely costly and wasteful. Great to buy one pen at time!!

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                                  5.0

                                  Keeping the cat alive to live longer

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                                  from Tehachapi california

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                                  Pros

                                  • Can use regular surginges
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • No Side Effects
                                  • Prevents Swelling
                                  • Works Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use

                                    Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                                    I use the lantus pen twice per day for kitty. Can be refrigerated for longer use after seal being open pass the expiration date however, different opinions between pharmacy tech. Please research yourself. I have used the pen two weeks pass the expired date and kitty is fine. Some cats may differ. After being refrigerated need to set out to room temperature before use. Also can be used with the other syringe. I also use the needle more than once without any infections occurring. Not recommended by instructions. Kitty must be very clean and I have not had any problems.

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                                      5.0

                                      Doing much better

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                                      from Mesa AZ

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                                      Pros

                                      • No Side Effects

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Use

                                        Comments about sanofi aventis Lantus (insulin glargine injection):

                                        Diabetic 8 year old cat who has hard to control glucose levels! Seems to be ok on this insulin.

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