Home / Medications / Lantus

Lantus patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Lantus to help with your type 1 or 2 diabetes? Or has your child been prescribed Lantus to assist with their type 1 diabetes? With our help, you could get your Lantus medication for a flat fee of $49 per month.*

Prescription Care helps you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications, by working alongside your healthcare provider. We’ll handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you to get easy and affordable access to the medications you need, without the stress. 

Your monthly Lantus cost savings if eligible

If we determine that you may be eligible for the Lantus patient assistance program, we will work on your behalf to enroll you in the program. If eligible, you could get your Lantus prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.

Am I eligible for the Lantus patient assistance program?

To be eligible for Lantus assistance, you will need to meet the specific eligibility criteria defined by the program. We review every application individually, although the main factors considered by most patient assistance programs are:

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000

How do I apply for the Lantus patient assistance program? 

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Lantus patient assistance program. Begin by completing your online enrollment application and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Lantus. The pharmaceutical manufacturers that ship your medication will also require you to provide information including details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. The information you provide must be accurate and up-to-date. 

Once we determine whether you may be eligible for Lantus assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you. Once successfully enrolled in the Lantus patient assistance program, we’ll also request your medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.

Is Prescription Care a Lantus coupons provider?

Prescription Care is not a Lantus coupon, a Lantus discount card, or a Lantus copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Lantus manufacturer coupons, Lantus discounts, rebates, Lantus savings cards, trial offers, or free Lantus samples. Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Lantus patient assistance program. 

Please note that when obtaining your Lantus medication through us, your total cost will always be $49 per month. This is likely to be a more cost-effective option than other forms of cheap Lantus. 

Can Prescription Care help me get Lantus if I have insurance? 

Yes, Prescription Care may be able to help you if you have insurance. We could assist in a range of scenarios, including if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Lantus
  • Your insurance company won’t pay for your Lantus prescription
  • You don’t have insurance

Apply online to find out more.

How much is Lantus with insurance?

Lantus prices with insurance depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Contact your pharmacist or insurance provider to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

How much does Lantus cost without insurance?

Lantus prices without insurance will depend on whether you buy multiple-dose vials (10 ml) or SoloStar prefilled pens (3 ml). Prices can also vary by retailer. As a guide, 100 ml of Lantus for subcutaneous injection (typically 1 month’s supply) can cost around $400.

What is Lantus?

Lantus is a long-acting synthetic insulin prescribed to reduce high blood sugar levels in:

  • Adults and children aged 6 years and over with type 1 diabetes
  • Adults with type 2 diabetes

Lantus works in the same way as the insulin your body naturally produces. The medication helps your cells absorb sugar from your blood. As it is a slow-acting version of insulin, one injection can give you all the insulin you need over 24 hours. You inject Lantus under your skin (subcutaneous injection), using a syringe or a pre-filled injectable SoloStar pen.

Lantus active ingredients

The active ingredient in Lantus is called insulin glargine, a type of synthetic (man-made) insulin. Insulin glargine works in a similar way to the insulin your body makes naturally, except it’s been designed to be slower acting to work over a longer period. 

When you inject Lantus under your skin, the insulin glargine is released into your bloodstream. It travels around your body and attaches to cells that need sugar. This causes your cells to release a substance that helps them absorb sugar from your blood. Insulin glargine can be active for up to 24 hours, so it can cover your insulin needs for up to a day.

Lantus side effects & Lantus drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Lantus include:

  • Allergic reactions that can cause swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • Reactions at the site of injection, like itching, rashes, skin thickening, or pits forming in your skin (lipodystrophy)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Weight gain

Lantus can also cause more serious side effects, although these are rarer. They can include:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis
  • Your blood sugar falling too low to dangerous levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Heart failure, if you take Lantus with other medications called TZDs (thiazolidinediones)
  • Low potassium levels in your blood (hypokalemia)

Lantus can interact with other medications. This can change how Lantus and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely. These include:

  • Thiazolidinedione medications (TZDs), taken to treat diabetes
  • Any other diabetes medications
  • Beta-blockers, taken to treat high blood pressure
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, taken to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions
  • Fibrates, taken to lower blood triglyceride levels
  • Corticosteroids such as cortisone
  • Protease inhibitors, taken for HIV/AIDS
  • Diuretics, taken to make you lose water and salt, usually taken to treat high blood pressure
  • Clonidine, taken to treat a range of conditions including high blood pressure, ADHD, drug withdrawal, menopausal flushing, and certain pain conditions
  • Guanethidine and reserpine, taken to treat high blood pressure

Lantus warnings & precautions

Don’t take Lantus if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient insulin glargine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Lantus 
  • Are under 6 years of age for type 1 diabetes
  • Are under 18 years of age for type 2 diabetes
  • Have diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where high blood sugar causes high levels of ketones to build up in your body

Talk to your doctor before taking Lantus if you:

  • Have any heart problems
  • Have any have liver or kidney problems
  • Have low levels of potassium in your blood
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

Speak with a Patient Advocate

Get Started