Toujeo Doublestar/Solostar Prefilled Pen


Toujeo Doublestar/Solostar Prefilled Pen


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Besides Toujeo Doublestar/Solostar Prefilled Pen, insulin glargine is also available under other brand names: Basaglar Kwikpen, Lantus, Lantus Solostar Pen, and Semglee.

Uses of Toujeo SoloStar

Since this medicine is a long-acting insulin type, it will start its function several hours after administering the shot. It works evenly for about 24 hours. In treating type 1 diabetes, this medicine pairs with a short-acting insulin type.

Warning and Precautions

Before receiving a Toujeo SoloStar prescription, your healthcare professional will check on some factors like age, weight, and medical history. However, this medicine may not work if you have the following conditions.

  • Low blood sugar
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Allergy to this medicine

Discuss your previous health conditions with your healthcare professional to ensure your safety with Toujeo SoloStar. If you have a history of kidney disease and heart problems, dosage adjustment may be necessary.

Toujeo Doublestar/Solostar Prefilled Dosage

The following refers to the dosage requirement involving Toujeo SoloStar pre-filled pen.

  • Administer the shots once per day. It is also necessary to maintain a fixed schedule to administer the shot. Avoid administering the shot at the same site.
  • For type 1 diabetes treatment, pair your Toujeo SoloStar pre-filled pen with short-acting insulin. This is to ensure treatment efficiency.

Note: One pre-filled pen contains 300 units of insulin glargine.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Low blood sugar
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Swelling on some parts of the body
  • Itchiness
  • Skin redness
  • Rashes
  • Skin thickening
  • Mild pain on the injection site
  • Small bruises

Severe Side Effects

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Leg cramps
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest tightness
  • Increased hunger and thirst
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness

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