RESOURCES FOR COUNSELING PATIENTS ABOUT TOUJEO®
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How do I dose Toujeo®?
- Start Toujeo® at the dose prescribed by your doctor
unit conversion to start
80% of total daily NPH dose
- 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 chose with each dose. Do not use the exact spot for each injection
- Stomach—Inject anywhere except for a 2-inch radius around navel.
- Thighs—Avoid injecting too close to bony area above knee.
- 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. Other important storage instructions to keep in mind:
- Keep opened pens at room temperature, below 86ºF (30ºC) away from direct heat and light
- Do not refrigerate an opened Toujeo® 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.
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.
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Use the following resources when counseling your patients about Toujeo®
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Key information about Toujeo®,
with guidance on how to inject
and on support programs.