What is Toujeo used for?
The Toujeo injection pens are used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Some brands of this medicine are for use only in adults. Carefully follow all instructions for the brand of insulin glargine you are using.
Toujeo is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults.
Toujeo is also used to treat type 1 diabetes in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
How should I take Toujeo?
Use Toujeo exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Insulin is injected under the skin. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not give yourself this medicine if you do not understand how to use the injection and properly dispose of used needles and injection pens.
Toujeo must not be given with an insulin pump, or mixed with other insulins. Do not inject insulin glargine into a vein or a muscle.
Toujeo is usually injected once per day at the same time each day. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not give yourself this medicine if you do not understand how to use the injection and properly dispose of used needles and injection pens.
Use only the SoloStar injection pen that comes with Toujeo. Attach a new needle before each use. Do not transfer the insulin from the SoloStar pen into a syringe.
Never share an injection pen with another person, even if the needle has been changed. Sharing these devices can allow infections or disease to pass from one person to another.
Use a disposable needle only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and injection pens. Use a puncture-proof “sharps” disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
Toujeo is only part of a treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, blood sugar testing, and special medical care. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely.
How do I store Toujeo?
Keep this medicine in its original container protected from heat and light. Do not freeze insulin or store it near the cooling element in a refrigerator. Throw away any insulin that has been frozen.
Storing unopened (not in use) Toujeo pens:
- Refrigerate (at 2°C-8°C) and use it before the expiration date.
- Never freeze Toujeo pens.
- Protect the product from light.
Storing opened (in use) Toujeo pens:
- Store the injection pen at room temperature (do not refrigerate) and use it within 42 days.
- Do not store a Toujeo SoloStar injection pen with the needle attached.
Do not use the medicine if it looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has any particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.