About Toujeo Doublestar Prefilled Pen
Toujeo Doublestar Prefilled Pen 3x3ml is a long-acting human insulin analog used for improving glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients 6 years and older with diabetes mellitus.
Toujeo is a long-acting, artificially created glargine insulin that helps to control high blood sugar. After injection, microcrystals start releasing glargine insulin but at a slow rate and continue for about 24 hours. Toujeo is offered in a prefilled disposable insulin pen. Note that Toujeo is not effective for the treatment of:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Children under 6 years of age
What is the dosage of Toujeo Doublestar ?
Toujeo is available as U-300 units/mL in two formats:
- 1.5 mL TOUJEO SoloStar prefilled pen – contains 450 units and delivers doses in 1-unit increments. It can provide up to 80 units in a single injection.
- 3 mL TOUJEO DoubleStar prefilled pen – contains 900 units and delivers doses in 2-unit increments. It can provide up to 160 units in a single injection. Use TOUJEO DoubleStar if the doctor recommends a minimum of 20 units per day.
The prescribed dosage by your doctor should be injected subcutaneously once a day at the same time of day.
Type 1 Diabetes: The initial dose of Toujeo is prescribed with a mixture of regular insulin and Toujeo. Starting with one-third to one-half of the total daily insulin dose with Toujeo and the remainder with short-acting insulin divided between each daily meal.
Type 2 Diabetes: The initial dose of Toujeo is prescribed with a mixture of regular insulin and Toujeo. Starting is 0.2 units per kilogram of body weight once daily.
Warning and Precautions while using Toujeo Doublestar
General dosage information:
- Read the basic information about the medicine, especially the warnings, and precautions.
- Toujeo is a clear and colorless liquid. Ensure that there are no discoloration or visible particles.
- TOUJEO should be injected subcutaneously into the abdominal area, thigh, or deltoid.
- Keep rotating the injection site to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy and localized cutaneous amyloidosis.
- Patients with visual impairment can take help from trained user assistants.
- Always use a new syringe and needle for each injection, which helps to prevent infections and blocked needles. Do not reuse or share the same needle with other people.
- If a severe overdose results in dangerously low blood sugar levels that could endanger your life, immediately contact your doctor. If you’re blind or visually challenged, you shouldn’t use the Toujeo vial without a trained user’s assistance.
- Do NOT use a syringe to remove Toujeo from your pen.
- Do NOT dilute or mix Toujeo with any other insulin or solution.
Toujeo Doublestar Side Effects
The most frequently reported side effect of Toujeo DoubleStar is low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:
- fast heartbeat
- excessive hunger
- blurred vision
- trouble concentrating
- seizure (convulsions)
It is common to experience localized allergic skin rashes. You may have swelling, redness, and itching where you got your injection. Factors like impurities in the skin cleansing solution or your injection technique may cause these rashes.
Insufficient insulin levels can cause diabetic acidosis. Diabetic acidosis could happen if you forget to take your insulin, take less than your doctor has suggested, overeat, get sick, or fail to take it altogether. The first signs usually appear gradually over hours or days and include feeling tired, thirsty, flushed, and lacking in appetite. More severe symptoms include quickened heartbeat and heavy breathing. Without treatment, it may cause a coma, loss of consciousness, or even death. You must get medical attention immediately if you encounter any of these symptoms.
Allergic Reactions while using Toujeo Doublestar
Toujeo DoubleStar may cause severe allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you have the following:
- 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.
How to store Toujeo Doublestar ?
Store the TOUJEO DoubleStar pen in a clean and dry area. Clean it with a damp (with water) cloth only. Do not wash or lubricate the pen. Before first use, make sure to following cautions:
- Keep the new TOUJEO DoubleStar pen refrigerated – between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C).
- Do not freeze. Discard the pen if you freeze it.
After first use
- Keep your TOUJEO DoubleStar pen at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) – do not refrigerate it.
- Keep the TOUJEO DoubleStar pen away from direct heat and light.
- Discard the needle after use and put the pen cap on.
- Keep TOUJEO DoubleStar pen and needles out of the reach of children.
Remember that regular physical exercise is crucial to treating diabetes or managing prediabetes, along with your diet planning, weight management, and medications. Because your cells become more responsive to insulin while you are active, your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can be lowered more successfully. Take your medications regularly and follow up with your healthcare specialist.