Toujeo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes in adults and children ages 6 years and older. It contains insulin glargine, which is long-acting insulin. This drug is given as a subcutaneous injection (an injection under your skin). It’s available in the following two prefilled pens: HoneyBee Pharmacy retails Toujeo in various strengths.
HOW IT WORKS
Toujeo SoloStar. This pen contains 450 units of insulin glargine in 1.5 mL of solution. It can give up to 80 units of insulin glargine in a single injection. Toujeo Max SoloStar. This pen contains 900 units of insulin glargine in 3 mL of solution. It can give up to 160 units of insulin glargine in a single injection. This medication is injected into the skin.
The most common side effects of Toujeo include: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), weight gain, itching, rash, swelling, allergic reactions, including reactions at your injection site, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy). Get emergency medical help if you have: trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, confusion. Weight gain can occur in some people who use Toujeo. This is a side effect that can happen with all insulin products. How much weight gain occurs with Toujeo isn’t clear? In studies of a similar type of insulin (called Lantus), weight gain of up to about 2 pounds occurred over 28 weeks of treatment. Toujeo is FDA-approved for use in children ages 6 years or older with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It’s not known if the drug is safe or effective for use in younger children. Alcohol should be avoided or consumed cautiously while taking Toujeo. Drinking alcohol can increase or decrease your blood sugar levels. If you drink alcohol while taking Toujeo, you should monitor your blood sugar levels more closely.
Before taking Toujeo, talk with your doctor or one of our Pharmacists from our contracted Pharmacy department at 1-888-557-0340 regarding any medical conditions you have. Toujeo may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:
Kidney or liver disease: People with these conditions have a higher risk for low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) while taking Toujeo. If you have kidney or liver disease, talk with your doctor about steps you can take to prevent low blood sugar levels.
Be sure to store your medication away from children and out of direct sunlight. Medication should be kept cool in the refrigerator. Do not freeze your medication. Ask one of our Pharmacists from our contracted Pharmacy department if you receive your medication warm. Avoid storing your medications in areas where it can be damaged such as pockets of clothing.
Heart failure: Taking Toujeo along with certain diabetes medications called thiazolidinediones, such as Actos or Avandia, can worsen symptoms of heart failure. If you have heart failure and your symptoms get worse, talk with your doctor. You may need to stop taking thiazolidinediones.
HoneyBee Pharmacy is not covered by Medicare, HoneyBee Pharmacy offers medical expense reports that you may submit to your local insurance companies. Should you be reimbursed that is separate from us. HoneyBee Pharmacy also offers best priced* guaranteed for all medications for more information simply give us a call at 1-888-557-0340.