Why Toujeo® may be right for you

Toujeo® can deliver what you and your doctor need your long-acting insulin to do

  • Proven all day and all night blood sugar control
  • Proven significant A1C reduction
  • From the makers of Lantus®, but Toujeo® is different
  • Smaller injection volume and more gradual insulin delivery
  • Continuous blood sugar-lowering activity
  • Lasts 24 hours and beyond

Toujeo® should be taken once a day at the same time each day

Starting on Toujeo®, along with diet and exercise, can be one step that helps you start on your path to better blood sugar control.

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SUPER: Douglas. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 13 years ago

Douglas: My goals are to be healthy, and to make sure I’m doing my best to manage my diabetes. My diabetes has changed over time, and I wonder if the way I manage it needs to as well. I’m ready to talk to my doctor, and learn about my options.

SUPER: Vanessa. Diabetes Educator

Vanessa: One option is Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL. Toujeo® is a long-acting man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

SUPERS:

Toujeo® is a long-acting man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • Toujeo® contains 3 times as much insulin in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 U/mL)
  • Toujeo® is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Toujeo® should not be used in children

Please see link below for Full Prescribing Information for Toujeo®.

Vanessa: Once-daily Toujeo® is proven to provide full 24-hour blood sugar control, and significant A1C reductions for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

SUPERS:

From the makers of Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL

Toujeo® provides:

- Proven full 24-hour blood sugar control

- Proven A1C reductions

Toujeo® should be taken once a day at the same time each day

Vanessa: Do not take Toujeo® during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.

SUPER: Do not take Toujeo® during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.

Vanessa: Toujeo® works by slowly releasing small amounts of insulin to provide continuous glucose-lowering activity that lasts beyond 24 hours.

SUPERS:

The Toujeo® glucose lowering activity is different than the equivalent dose of Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL

Once-daily Toujeo® should be taken once a day at the same time each day

Vanessa: The most common side effect of any insulin, including Toujeo®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.

SUPERS:

Most common side effect:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • May be serious and life-threatening

Don’t share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others, even if the needle has been changed. Don’t reuse needles.

Please see full Important Safety Information for Toujeo® below.  

What is Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL?

Prescription Toujeo® is a long-acting insulin used to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • Toujeo® contains 3 times as much insulin in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 Units/mL)
  • Toujeo® is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Toujeo® should not be used in children
Important Safety Information for Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL

Do not take Toujeo® if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.

Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens even if the needle has been changed.

Before starting Toujeo®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.

Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with certain medicines called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), even if you have never had heart failure or other heart problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Toujeo®. Your treatment with TZDs and Toujeo® may need to be changed or stopped by your doctor if you have new or worsening heart failure. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Swelling of your ankles or feet

Tell your doctor about all medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, and supplements, including herbal supplements.

Toujeo® should be taken at the same time once a day. Test your blood sugar levels daily while using insulin, including Toujeo®. Do not make changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Verify you have the correct insulin before each injection. Your dose for Toujeo® may be different from other insulins you have taken. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix Toujeo® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Use Toujeo® only if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

While using Toujeo®, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Toujeo® affects you. Don’t drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol.

The most common side effect of any insulin, including Toujeo®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and can be life- threatening. Severe hypoglycemia may cause harm to your heart or brain. Symptoms of serious low blood sugar may include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.

Toujeo® may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, such as severe allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you have:

  • A rash over your whole body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • Extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating

Toujeo® may have additional side effects including swelling, weight gain, low potassium, and injection site reactions which may include change in fat tissue, skin thickening, redness, swelling, and itching.

Toujeo® SoloStar® is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. Talk to your doctor about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that comes with the pen.

What Toujeo® offers

How Toujeo® is different

Toujeo® comes from the makers of Lantus®, the most prescribed long-acting insulin treatment.

Toujeo® is different from Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL in two important ways:

1. A smaller injection volume

One unit of Toujeo® has the same amount of insulin as one unit of Lantus® — but with one-third the injection volume.

2. A more gradual release of insulin

The blood sugar-lowering activity of Toujeo® is different than that of an equivalent dose of Lantus®. It lasts beyond 24 hours when taken once a day at the same time each day.

Plus if you’re switching from Lantus®, no dose conversion is needed with the SoloStar® pen.

Your journey can begin with one step

Take a step by talking with your doctor about your treatment plan, and whether adding Toujeo® along with diet and exercise may be an option for you.

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