Toujeo is a Type 2 diabetes insulin that is a manmade long-acting insulin used for diabetes mellitus treatment and promoting better blood sugar control. Toujeo can be used to treat either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and it is given as a once-daily injection. Toujeo insulin works by partly replacing the body’s natural production of insulin to help move glucose into cells and helping them with getting the sugar they need. It also helps stabilize blood sugar levels and will commonly be used in conjunction with other medication, including Metformin for Type 2 diabetes.
It is best to take your Toujeo Solostar injection at the same time each day, and it is common for that to be first thing in the morning before a meal.
Injection may be made into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: back of upper arms / abdomen (excluding 2” radius around navel) / thighs.
Switch to a different injection site for each day’s injection, alternating between the 3 of them at all times to prevent the chance of lipodystrophy.
Take new pen out of fridge approximately 1 hour before planned injection.
Wash your hands.
Remove the pen cap and make sure the medication is clear and has no color.
Clean the rubber seal with an alcohol swab / attach a new pen needle for each injection.
Remove the pen needle from protective package/ keep the pen needle straight and twist it onto the pen.
Remove the outer pen needle cap and keep it for removing needle following injection.
Remove the inner needle cap and discard.
Adjust the dose counter to read 3 units / press the injection button in fully and check for a small amount of solution to come from the needle tip. This will need to be seen before you proceed with administering the injection.
Turn dose counter until correct prescribed dose is loaded / inject the dose.
At the injection site, insert the needle into your skin at a 90-degree angle / press the injection button down completely and hold it until ‘0’ shows in dose window / count to 5 before releasing the injection button and removing the needle / release the injection button and remove the needle from your skin.
Remove and discard needle only as shown.
Store the pen at room temperature after the first use.
The active ingredient in Toujeo is insulin glargine.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, heart failure, peripheral edema, or fluid retention before starting on Toujeo insulin and using a Toujeo pen.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep insulin stored at the proper temperature as indicated in your medication.
Be sure to change needles as indicated and do not remove outer cap on pen until you are ready to give yourself an injection at that immediate time.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Toujeo and other Rx medications, including luoxetine / pentoxifylline / pramlintide / salicylates / octreotide / sulfonamide antibiotics / DPP-4 inhibitors / SGLT-2 inhibitors / olanzapine / clozapine / corticosteroids / danazol / diuretics, estrogens / glucagon / isoniazid / oral contraceptives / phenothiazines / protease inhibitors / albuterol / epinephrine / terbutaline / clonidine / guanethidine / reserpine.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Toujeo insulin online.
Side effects from using Toujeo insulin are possible, and some users may experience respiratory infections, cough, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), edema (swelling of arms or legs), weight gain, pain, rash, swelling, itchiness, or skin thickening at the injection sites. If side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about insulin pen alternatives to Toujeo as part of Type 2 diabetes treatment.