• MelissaN MelissaN
    October 12, 2008
    Lantos Insulin diarrhea?
    MelissaN MelissaN
    October 12, 2008

    I take lantos stared Friday night. Then started Saturday Morning With diarrhea. Is it the insulin or flu bug? Should I contact my dr?



  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    October 14, 2008
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    October 14, 2008



    Hello! I used Lantus for a month and I didn't experience diarrhea; we all are different.  Click here and it will take you to the drug facts for lantus.  IF you are getting sick check your bg's and stay hydrated! You should also consult your Physician.



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  • frankenduf October 13, 2008
    October 13, 2008

    I doubt it's the lantus, unless you drank it :)


    My advice: 1- check your sugar carefully- if you have an infection, your sugar may go higher; if not, you may go lower from the diarrhea

    2- no milk for now

    3- drink gatorade for hydration

    4- eat yogurt (with probiotics) or kefir

    5- I would contact dr if: sugar becomes too high to control (300s) or if diarrhea worsens to the point where you can't rehydrate (see # 3) i.e you get light-headed or change in mental status or vomiting


    Good luck and remember- life always has periods of ebb and flow

  • Keno October 20, 2008
    October 20, 2008


    Just want you to know that I also experience the same problem, in my opinion, with Lantos. I have had major diarrhea problems for over five years. we (including many Drs.) have used the process of elimination to determine if my meds were the problem.

    Lantos is at the top of the list, of possible causes, or at least a catalyst to the problem. Tests on stool samples come back negative for any bacterias. I'm at wits end.

    Take Care

  • Valerie May 07, 2010
    May 07, 2010

    I have found somethign that stops my chronic IBS symptoms! Potassium! And it seems Lantus in particular lowers potassium, so gt a serum and an RBC potasisum test, mine did nto show up in serum levels but did show up inthe RBC testing. I am now on 7500mg Potassium aily for the last year and it works wonderfully.

  • ruth February 02, 2010
    February 02, 2010

    It has taken me months to finally determine the reason for my recuring diarrhea problems. My diarrhea occurs at night after going to bed and within a couple of hours after my Lantus injection. I've scheduled a Dr. appt for tomorrow.

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