Toujeo

(insulin glargine)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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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.

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Quick facts about Toujeo
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
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Toujeo (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin that lowers blood sugar in your body.

Quick facts about Toujeo
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Toujeo (insulin glargine) for Diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Common cold
  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight gain
  • Skin thickening when injected
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Side effect rates for Toujeo (insulin glargine)

From 304 clinical trials of Toujeo when taken for type 1 diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
    69%69%
  • Common cold
    13%13%
  • Lung infection
    10%10%
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
    7%7%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Toujeo.

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Risks and Warnings for Toujeo (insulin glargine)

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  • Toujeo (insulin glargine) pens should never be shared, even if the needle is changed. Sharing could transfer infections from one person to the next through the blood. Each patient should have their own Toujeo (insulin glargine) pen.

Common concerns from people taking Toujeo (insulin glargine)

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Food
  • Keep a consistent meal and exercise schedule to prevent any fluctuations in your blood sugar.
Weight
  • Can cause weight gain like other insulins