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Resources to support you in counseling patients on Toujeo®

Suggested answers for patients’ frequently asked questions about Toujeo®

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  • Start Toujeo® at the dose prescribed by your doctor
The recommended starting dose of Toujeo® is based on prior treatment
Insulin-naive
 

Weight-based

Once-daily basal insulin
 

unit conversion to start

Twice-daily NPH
 

80% of total daily NPH dose

View additional, detailed dosing information in the full Prescribing Information.

After you start Toujeo®
  • Your doctor may adjust your insulin dose
  • Be sure to take Toujeo® once a day at the same time each day
  • Be sure to review the full Instructions for Use for Toujeo® that comes with your prescription before injecting
  • Toujeo® is injected under your skin
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each dose. Do not use the exact spot for each injection
  

Injection Sites

  1. Stomach—Inject anywhere except for a 2-inch radius around navel.
  2. Thighs—Avoid injecting too close to bony area above knee.
  3. Upper arms—Inject in fatty tissue on outer back area of upper arm.

Toujeo® SoloStar® can be used for up to 42 days once opened.

  • Keep opened pens at room temperature, below 86ºF (30ºC) away from direct heat and light
  • Do not refrigerate an opened Toujeo® SoloStar® pen
Toujeo (insulin glargine injection 300 units/mL SoloStar Pen

Your doctor may change your Toujeo® dose several times in the first few weeks. This is to be expected. There are many reasons your doctor might increase your dose, and it’s a part of a process to help manage your blood sugar levels. If your dose increases, it doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong. Working together, you and your doctor will find the appropriate dose for you.

Remember:
When you start on Toujeo®, it could take at least 5 days for Toujeo® to reach its full activity in patients with T1DM.

Keep track of your blood sugar levels and your insulin dose, following the schedule worked out with your doctor.

 

Download a free Blood Sugar Log
in English or Spanish

 

Refer to these resources when counseling your patients about Toujeo®

Select a resource below to preview or print the document.

Engaging Patients with Diabetes: A Pharmacist’s Guide

Key information about Toujeo®, with guidance on how to inject and on support programs

Toujeo® Dosing Guide

Information on the initiation and titration of Toujeo®.

Refer to these resources when counseling your patients about Toujeo®

Select a resource below to preview or print the document.

Engaging Patients with Diabetes: A Pharmacist’s Guide

Key information about Toujeo®, with guidance on how to inject and on support programs

Toujeo® Dosing Guide

Information on the initiation and titration of Toujeo®.

Your customers can pay only $10* for their Toujeo® prescriptions, regardless of formulary status*

*Eligibility restrictions apply.