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Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar

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Overview

Introduction of Toujeo Solution for Injection

Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar is a type of long-acting insulin which is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. When used along with a proper diet and exercise, it helps in achieving a better blood sugar control.

Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Toujeo Solution for Injection

Toujeo Solution for Injection side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction

How to use Toujeo Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Toujeo Solution for Injection works

Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar is a long-acting insulin that provides consistent, all-day sugar control. It works like your body's natural insulin. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

Toujeo Solution for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar Taking Insulin Glargine with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Toujeo 300 u/ml Solostar may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • This medicine is injected under the skin. It needs to be injected once daily, at the same time every day.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless, or if it contains particles.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect. Learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
  • Opened vials/cartridge stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Toujeo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, G Pril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
MODERATE
Brand(s): K Pril
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Toujeo

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She is type 2 diabetes since last 15 months ranging between (F120 -140) and PP 160- 235. Presently taking medicians. Will you please prescribe Ayurveda preparation to help her to control the auger levels. Shall be deeply obliged.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Please alter your your life style, daily minimum 25 minutes walking and low carbohydrate diet, If she is unable to walk and then do some static exercises. Please take Tab Nishamalaki 1-0-1 after food and Syp CardoriumPlus 15 ml twice a day after food for 2 months
I am type 2 diabetes for 10 years want remedy
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Do exercise regularly and have healthy food. Syp. Cardorium Plus 15 ml twice a day for 3 months after food and Cap Dia-P 1-0-1 for one month, Please let me know on what medications you are currently
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FAQs

Q. What kind of insulin is Toujeo?

Toujeo is a long-acting, modified, and man-made version of human insulin. It has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. It is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents, and children aged 2 years or more.

Q. How is Toujeo administered?

Toujeo is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will show you the area of your skin where you should inject it. It is advisable to change the puncture site within that particular area of skin with every injection.

Q. Can I take Toujeo twice a day?

Toujeo is long acting and is usually prescribed to be taken once a day. It can be taken at any time of the day, but try to take at the same time each day. Your doctor will inform you in case two doses are required in a day.

Q. What will happen if I accidentally inject more than the recommended dose of Toujeo?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Toujeo may cause hypoglycemia. As a result, you may experience sweating, clammy skin, anxiety, fast heart beat, high blood pressure, palpitations and irregular heartbeat. Take some sugar immediately and consult your doctor.

Q. How should Toujeo be stored?

Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children. Store unopened Toujeo vials and pens in the refrigerator, but do not freeze them. Moreover, never use Toujeo that has been frozen or defrosted. Unopened, refrigerated Toujeo can be stored until the date shown on the company's label. If a refrigerator is unavailable, store the vials at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.

Q. In what circumstances will the dose of Toujeo need to be changed?

You should consult your doctor for dose adjustment if you experience weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet. Your dose may also change if you have recently changed your exercise regime or are taking any medicines.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Toujeo?

The serious side effects of Toujeo include rash, hives, or itching all over the body, wheezing, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or fast pulse. Other serious side effects of this medicine include sweating, hoarseness, weakness, muscle cramps, abnormal heartbeat, and swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat. Sudden weight gain, shortness of breath and swelling of ankles or feet are some of the other serious side effects. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment.

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References
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