Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.
Can lantus and lispro be mixed?
Specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.
Apr 2, 2008
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.
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.
You can mix Lantus with love
Specializes in Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds.
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:Mixing rapid-acting insulin analogues with insulin glargine in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (J Pediatr. 2006 Apr;148(4):481-4.)Effects of Mixing Glargine and Short-Acting Insulin Analogs on Glucose Control (PDF)If you decide to mix Lantus, be sure to tell your diabetes team. Note that mixing is off-label use.
If you decide to mix Lantus, be sure to tell your diabetes team. Note that mixing is off-label use.
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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