Compare Toujeo vs. Januvia
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.
Januvia (sitagliptin) is a good add-on treatment if your blood sugars are not controlled and you don't want to use an injectable medicine.
- 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.
- Oral blood sugar-lowering medicine.
- Januvia (sitagliptin) is not linked to worsening heart failure like other medicines in its class.
- Uses the hormones naturally produced by your body to affect how sugar is processed.
- It is less likely to cause weight gain and low blood sugar compared to other diabetes 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.
- Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) by less than 1%.
- Available as brand version only.
- Some people might get frequent cold-like symptoms.
- Rare but serious side effects include pancreatitis and severe joint pain.
- Common cold5%
- Abdominal pain2%
- 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
- Death from inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
History of pancreatitis
...and 4 more risk factors
- Kidney damage
Pre-existing kidney damage
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Taking medicines for diabetes