Compare Toujeo vs. Apidra

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Toujeo
(insulin glargine)

Apidra
(insulin glulisine)

Lowers blood sugar. Toujeo (insulin glargine) is a concentrated long-actin insulin that allows you to inject higher doses at lower volume compared to other long-acting insulins like Lantus and Levemir.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ToujeoApidra
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) 69%
  • Common cold 13%
  • Lung infection 10%
  • Viral infection of the nose and throat 7%
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that requires medical attention 5%
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How it works
ToujeoApidra
Toujeo (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin that lowers blood sugar in your body.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ToujeoApidra
Prescription only
Available as
ToujeoApidra
  • Injection
  • Injection
Used for
ToujeoApidra
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
ToujeoApidra
  • Changes in insulin
  • Alcohol
  • Other anti-diabetic medications
  • Using more than one insulin at a time
  • Allergic reactions to other insulins
Detailed Toujeo (insulin glargine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    ToujeoApidra
    • Keep a consistent meal and exercise schedule to prevent any fluctuations in your blood sugar.
    No food related info.
    Weight
    ToujeoApidra
    • Can cause weight gain like other insulins
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    ToujeoApidra
    • Most effective medicine for controlling your blood sugar.
    • Can be injected once daily.
    • Contains 3 times as much insulin as other long-acting insulins, which means that you can inject lower fluid volume.
    • Can be used in patients 65 and older.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    ToujeoApidra
    • Has to be injected.
    • Can cause weight gain like other insulins
    • Can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), especially if you do not take it consistently or have an inconsistent meal and exercise schedule.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ToujeoApidra
    • Can be kept at room temperature for 28 days.
    • Inject at the same time each day, but rotate injection sites to prevent skin irritation or deformity.
    • Do not mix with any other types of insulin.
    • Keep a consistent meal and exercise schedule to prevent any fluctuations in your blood sugar.
    • Do not reuse or share pen needles.
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