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Does ozempic substitute Lantus?


Stephen Treloar 21 Oct 2018

Hi Sherry, I would be inclined to say no/maybe but it does depend largely on what type of diabetes you are talking about. Ozempic is exclusively used only to assist in blood sugar control in Type II diabetes with weekly dosing, whereas Lantus is a long acting (24 hours) synthetic form of Insulin and is used to improve blood sugar control in both Type I & II diabetes, with daily dosing. This is something that needs the input of your doctor for you to determine its suitability (they both need a prescription so that is easily done). Lantus, without question, is the more potent, versatile and effective of the two drugs. Ozempic for Type II diabetes is more convenient and user friendly as it only needs to be administered weekly.

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