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Mixing insulins ??

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

Can lantus and lispro be mixed?

NeosynephRN

Specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

What I have been taught...never mix Lantus.

Reno1978, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience. Specializes in SRNA.

Lantus ought not be mixed with any other insulin.

Lantus should never be mixed with any other insulin.

Perpetual Student

Has 4+ years experience. Specializes in PACU.

Lantus should not be mixed with anything.

chenoaspirit, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Home Health.

Nope. Nothing with Lantus...thats what I was taught anyway.

Lorie P.

Specializes in Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds.

:nono:taught never to mix lantus with anything! you can always

check a drug book for more info .

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.

That would be a NO.

The manufacturer does not recommend mixing, so I'd stick with that. However, some research is being done that might suggest other possibilities for the future.

While Sanofi-Aventis says that Lantus should not be mixed with other insulins, two recent studies published indicate that mixing Lantus with a short-acting insulin analog and injecting immediately has no adverse effect on blood sugar control. The two studies are:

If you decide to mix Lantus, be sure to tell your diabetes team. Note that mixing is off-label use.

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_0n_115.htm

Until there are official guidelines to offer protection of patient and practitioner, I would stick with the manufacturer's prohibition of mixing Lantus with anything else.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Just to echo what everyone else has always said..

I was taught (not too long ago) that Lantus should not be mixed with anything...ever. Anything includes other insulins and any other meds.

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