Lantus Solostar vs Levemir

Lantus Solostar
(Rx)
Levemir
(Rx)
Lantus Solostar is a diabetes medication (insulin).
Levemir is a diabetes medication (insulin).
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Diabetes
3.3
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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April 20, 2000
June 16, 2005
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,048 Discussions
28,747 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Lantus Solostar is prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes and Hyperglycemia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Levemir is prescribed for Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lan
Weight Loss
7
Bruise
6
Burning
3
Depression
3
Weight Gain
2
Nausea
2
Tiredness
2
Bleeding
2
Discomfort
2
Blindness
2
Lev
Weight Gain
8
Weight Loss
6
Allergy
3
Tiredness
3
Headaches
2
Depression
2
Hypothyroidism
2
Nausea
1
Bruise
1
Itching
1
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Weight Loss
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6
Bruise
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1
Burning
Lan
Lev
3
0
Depression
Lan
Lev
3
2
Weight Gain
Lan
Lev
2
8
Nausea
Lan
Lev
2
1
Tiredness
Lan
Lev
2
3
Bleeding
Lan
Lev
2
0
Discomfort
Lan
Lev
2
0
Blindness
Lan
Lev
2
0
Weight Gain
Lev
Lan
8
2
Weight Loss
Lev
Lan
6
7
Allergy
Lev
Lan
3
0
Tiredness
Lev
Lan
3
2
Headaches
Lev
Lan
2
0
Depression
Lev
Lan
2
3
Hypothyroidism
Lev
Lan
2
0
Nausea
Lev
Lan
1
2
Bruise
Lev
Lan
1
6
Itching
Lev
Lan
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Levemir during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lantus Solostar and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Levemir and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Injection
Dosages
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Pen: 100 unit/mL (3 mL)
Solution: 100 unit/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Insulin Glargine Human Recombinant Analog
Insulin Detemir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lantus Solostar and Levemir: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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