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Is Lantus safe???

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Rachel1608, May 10, 2018.

  1. Rachel1608

    Rachel1608 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello everyone! I’m thinking about trying for a baby later on in the year and I take a Lantus Injection every morning and evening. I’ve heard that Lantus hasn’t been tested on pregnancies before and I was wondering if anyone has had a baby safely on Lantus or not???
     
  2. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I could not say absolutely. However, Lantus is a relatively old insulin: it is old enough that its patent has expired which is why some people are being offered generic equivalents.
    Therefore, I would be incredibly surprised if it has not be tested on pregnancies.

    Good luck with your baby planning
     
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  3. Tilly_S

    Tilly_S Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey I have two kiddos a 8 year old and nearly 1 year old and Iv had both of them on lantus I’m type one
    No problems with both xx
     
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    SallyEzra Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi, I took Lantus during my first pregnancy & whilst I have a lovely little boy to show for it, Lantus was not a good insulin choice for me whilst pregnant or not pregnant. I was transferred onto it 2 months prior to pregnancy & for the first time in my adult life I suffered uncontrollable hypos, no matter what intervention action taken.....splitting the dosage, reducing the dosage well below any other basal in my adult life, etc. It took until post pregnancy & for me to invest in a private diabetic consultant & freestyle libre to prove that it simply was not a safe insulin choice for me.

    Due to my hypos, I was induced early at 35wks, because my son had not been growing quite as expected, but he was OK despite a bit of jaundice & weighed 5lb. He just turned 3 in the past couple of weeks & is a physically healthy boy.

    If however you have been OK on Lantus since taking it, this is the most important indicator of how your body responds & how it is likely to respond in pregnancy. As I said, in the 2 months I used Lantus pre-pregnancy the issue for me was already evident. Now I have an insulin pump with Novorapid insulin which, as far as I am concerned is, very much tried & tested as I have taken it most of my adult life.

    I am pregnant again at the moment & an insulin pump with Novorapid has made this pregnancy so far much more manageable for me.
     
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  5. CranberryIce

    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to conceive and have been told come off Lantus and switch to Levemir to reduce hypos x
     
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