What is Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL?
Prescription Toujeo® is a long-acting insulin used to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.
Toujeo® contains 3 times as much insulin in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 Units/mL)
Toujeo® is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
Toujeo® should not be used in children
Important Safety Information for Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL
Do not take Toujeo® if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.
Do NOT share your pen(s) with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
Before starting Toujeo®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.
Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), even if you have never had heart failure or other heart problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Toujeo®. Your treatment with TZDs and Toujeo® may need to be changed or stopped by your doctor if you have new or worsening heart failure. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms, including:
Shortness of breath
Sudden weight gain
Swelling of your ankles or feet
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements.
Toujeo® should be taken at the same time once a day. Test your blood sugar levels daily while using any insulin. Do not change your dose or type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Verify that you have the correct insulin before each injection. Do NOT use a syringe to remove Toujeo® from your pen. Your dose for Toujeo® may be different from other insulins you have taken. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.
Do NOT dilute or mix Toujeo® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Use Toujeo® only if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.
While using Toujeo®, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Toujeo® affects you. Don’t drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol.
The most common side effect of any insulin, including Toujeo®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life-threatening. Severe hypoglycemia may cause harm to your heart or brain. Symptoms of serious low blood sugar may include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.
Toujeo® may cause severe allergic reactions that can lead to death. Get medical help right away if you have:
A rash over your whole body
Shortness of breath
Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
Extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
Toujeo® may have additional side effects including swelling, weight gain, low potassium, and injection site reactions, which may include change in fat tissue, skin thickening, redness, swelling, and itching.
Toujeo® SoloStar® and Toujeo® Max SoloStar® are disposable prefilled insulin pens. It is important to perform a safety test when using a new pen for the first time. Talk to your doctor about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that comes with the pen.
Is the Toujeo SoloStar pen easy to use? People said “yes”
At the end of a 4-week study, 95% of first-time insulin users with type 2 diabetes (n=40) rated the Toujeo SoloStar pen as easy to use.
All patients in the study were trained how to use the pen by healthcare providers.
It is important to ask your healthcare provider how to use the pen before using it.
The Toujeo SoloStar prefilled pen is based on the award-winning design of the Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL SoloStar pen.
Once a day, every day
Toujeo is a long-acting insulin that should be taken once daily at the same time each day.
It releases gradually with no pronounced peak or wear-off between doses.
Dial in your recommended dose
Already long-acting insulin users:
Expect to start at the same dose as your other long-acting insulin.
Adjusting your dose:
Whether you’re new to insulin or already on insulin, your starting dose may be adjusted over time. You’ll need to work with your doctor to find the dose that may be right for you. In fact, it can take a few adjustments. This is called titration. You may need to adjust your dose every 3-4 days until you reach the amount that’s right for you.
Your doctor will adjust your dose based on:
Your needs Your blood sugar testing results Your blood sugar goal number