Review: could Lantus cause Rash (Rashes)?
Summary: Rash is found among people who take Lantus, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes.
We study 49,916 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,137 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.
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Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 50,286 Lantus users)
Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 150,999 Rash patients)
On Jan, 3, 2015: 49,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus. Among them, 1,200 people (2.40%) have Rash.
Time on Lantus when people have Rash * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Rash when taking Lantus * :
Age of people who have Rash when taking Lantus * :
Severity of Rash when taking Lantus ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Rash ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (310 people, 25.83%)
- Hypertension (138 people, 11.50%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (107 people, 8.92%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (70 people, 5.83%)
- Pain (62 people, 5.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (299 people, 24.92%)
- Humalog (290 people, 24.17%)
- Novolog (239 people, 19.92%)
- Lasix (228 people, 19.00%)
- Lisinopril (153 people, 12.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
J. C. Fore (3 years ago):
I've been on Lantus approximately 8 years and last summer developed a rash of unknown origin. I was told it was Hives but because I'm on several different medications, had no idea what the rash was coming from. The rash got better over the winter but came back this spring. I accidentally went without Lantus for 2 days and the rash on my stomach began to clear up suddenly. I have been on prescription ointment and antihistimine since last summer but nothing seemed to be working. Only when I accidentally went without Lantus for 2 days did it begin to clear up. I went right back on the Lantus and now there is a rash on my butt. Could this be causing the allergic reaction? What do I do now for controlling my sugar?
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- Does lorazepam affect blood sugar levels
Blood sugar appeared to go up after started taking Lorazepam, approx. 3 weeks ago. Have been on Lantus for many years. That was reason for question. Did not find much info on other sites re: Lorazepam & Blood Sugar levels.
- What drug helped most to get rid of rash?
Antihistamines did not help my itchy rash from this drug. What else can I use or get from my doctor?
- How long does redness last after picato?
After 3 and a half weeks, I still have a huge red splotch on my face where I applied picato gel according to directions from my dermatologist. I'm very worried that it will be permanent. I had a huge water filled blister the morning after my first application of the gel. I used it two more times as directed. After a week, some of the redness was going away but I've seen no more improvement in the past two weeks. I'm still scaley, rough and red.
Has anyone else experience this? I went by the doctors office the first morning and was told it was as expected. I've called back and been told not to worry. I see the dr in two more weeks, but for now, I'm quite upset that permanent damage has been done. I was not warned at all that this could happen. The photos in the medication packaging led me to believe that in 3 weeks, all redness would be gone. Info needed for sure. Please let me know. Thanks
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