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Lantus Report: Severe heart palpitations chest

Lantus Report: Severe heart palpitations chest

A following Lantus side effect report was submitted by a user.

Female patient reported the following Lantus side effects :
Severe heart palpitations,chest pain, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, dizziness and fainting.

From the first injection I experienced heart palpitations, shortness of breath and chest pain. Doctor said that Lantus could not create this kind of symptoms and pushed for me to stay on Lantus. I was on Lantus for 1 year and throughout that year I was hospitalized 5 times with severe chest pain, heart palpitations, dizziness leading to fainting. Nothing showed in tests. I was also having difficulty breathing and was unable to continue my martial arts training of 2 hours (3x per week). I was not able to do more than 10 minutes of any kind of exercise. Blood pressure kept increasing. Gained 20lbs over the 1 year of use.


Medication Dosage: 20 units per day
Medication Frequency: 1 time per day ( mornings)
Patient Age: 35
Patient Weight: 155
Other medications: none I dont\'t dring or smoke. I exeercise regularly.
Diagnosis: Doctor wanted me on newer insulin. Was taking Humulin.
Pre-existing conditions: Only Diabetes for 30 years. Otherwise very healthy.
Hospitalized? Yes with severe chest pain and fainting
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? Yes High Blood Pressure remains
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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