It’s time to start insulin. Now what?
Remember, insulin is one of the hormones your body makes naturally. If your doctor is suggesting an insulin for you, it may not be your fault. Diabetes changes. A once-daily, long-acting insulin like Toujeo® can be a step toward better blood sugar control.
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Is an insulin like Toujeo something you really need?
- About Insulin
- Why is insulin important?
- What is Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
- What role does insulin play in your body?
- What do the 4 types of insulin do?
A1C reduction meets stable blood sugar control with once-daily Toujeo
Most common and serious side effects
For all insulins, including Toujeo, the most common side effect is hypoglycemia. Ask your doctor about the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, how to monitor your blood sugar, and what to do if you have a hypoglycemic event.
Potential to use fewer pens and pay fewer copays per year:
Toujeo Max SoloStar holds more insulin than any other long-acting insulin pen. This could be a big deal because with a larger-capacity pen (900 units), depending on your daily dose and prescription insurance coverage, you may need fewer Toujeo pens, fewer refills, and fewer copays per year.
Is the Toujeo SoloStar pen easy to use?
95% of patients said Toujeo SoloStar was easy to use
At the end of a 4-week study of 40 patients, 95% of first-time insulin users with type 2 diabetes rated the Toujeo SoloStar pen as easy to use.
All patients in the study were trained how to use the pen by healthcare providers. It is important to ask your healthcare provider how to use the pen before using it.
The Toujeo SoloStar prefilled pen is based on the award-winning design of the SoloStar pen technology.
What is Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL?
Prescription Toujeo is a long-acting man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children who are 6 years of age and older with diabetes mellitus.
- Toujeo is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
- It is not known if Toujeo is safe and effective in children under 6 years of age
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
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 share your pen(s) with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
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.
Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you chose with each dose to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pitted or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites. Do not use the same spot for each injection or inject where the skin is pitted, thickened, lumpy, tender, bruised, scaly, hard, scarred or damaged.
Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with pills 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 including:
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden weight gain
- Swelling of your ankles or feet
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, and supplements, and herbal supplements.
Toujeo should be taken at the same time once a day. Test your blood sugar levels daily while using any insulin. Do not change your dose or type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Verify you have the correct insulin before each injection. Do NOT use a syringe to remove Toujeo from your pen. 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 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 severe allergic reactions that can lead to death. 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
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® and Toujeo® Max SoloStar® are single-patient-use prefilled insulin pens. It is important to perform a safety test when using a new pen for the first time. Talk to your doctor about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that comes with the pen.
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The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.
Insulins Valyou Savings Program: Sanofi insulins included in this program are: ADMELOG® (insulin lispro injection) 100 Units/mL, TOUJEO® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL, LANTUS® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL and APIDRA® (insulin glulisine injection) 100 Units/mL.
This offer is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, TRICARE, similar federal or state programs, including any state pharmaceutical programs, or commercial / private insurance. Only people without prescription medication insurance can apply for this offer. Void where prohibited by law. For the duration of the program, eligible patients will pay $99 for up to 10 vials or packs of SoloStar pens per fill or up to 5 packs of Max SoloStar pens per fill. Offer valid for one fill per month. To pay $99 per month, you must fill all your Sanofi Insulin prescriptions at the same time, together each month. Not valid for SOLIQUA 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide) injection 100 Units/mL and 33 mcg/mL. When using the Insulins Valyou Savings Card, prices are guaranteed for 12 consecutive monthly fills. The Insulins Valyou Savings Program applies to the cost of medication. There are other relevant costs associated with overall treatment.
Sanofi Copay Program: This offer is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, TRICARE, or similar federal or state programs including any state pharmaceutical assistance program. If you have an Affordable Care (Health Care Exchange) plan, you may still be qualified to receive and use this savings card. Please note: the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is not a federal or state government health care program for purposes of the savings program. Void where prohibited by law.
• Toujeo: pay as low as $0 up to $99 for a 30-day supply, depending on insurance coverage. Valid up to 10 packs per fill; Offer valid for one fill per 30-day supply
Savings may vary depending on patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Upon registration, patients receive all program details. Sanofi US reserves the right to change the maximum cap amount, rescind, revoke or amend these programs without notice.