Compare Toujeo vs. Humalog
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that provides meal-time sugar control. It can cause low blood sugar, so make sure you know what the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar nearby.
- 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.
- Insulin is the most effective blood sugar-lowering medicine. When used correctly, it'll lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
- Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that provides sugar control after meals.
- Dose can be easily adjusted to make a customized regimen that's tailored to your body.
- Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
- Okay to use even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike most other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
- 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.
- You have to take insulin by injection.
- You have to check your blood sugar multiple times every day, usually before each meal.
- Likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
- Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of diabetes medicines.
- Changes in blood sugar levels
Changes in insulin
...and 2 more risk factors
- Medication errors
Using more than one insulin at a time
- Severe allergic reactions
Allergic reactions to other insulins
- Fluid accumulation leading to heart failure
Taking thiazolidinediones in combination with insulin
- Life-threatening low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
Insulin dose too high
...and 4 more risk factors
- Complications due to low potassium
Use of other medicine that lowers potassium
...and 1 more risk factors