Toujeo (insulin glargine) prescription available online

Toujeo is a long-acting insulin to control high blood sugar in adults and children 6 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Get a new prescription or refill of Toujeo from a board-certified doctor online today.*

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Treats type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Available as a daily insulin glargine injection

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About Toujeo (insulin glargine)

Toujeo (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Toujeo can be used either alone or with other diabetes medications. Insulin helps blood sugar reach your cells so it can be used for energy and reduce blood sugar levels.

Toujeo is available only by prescription. It's available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including insulin glargine.

Toujeo may be prescribed as a daily insulin glargine injection. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Toujeo, be sure to complete the full course of the insulin unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the insulin may not fully treat your diabetes mellitus. 

Toujeo uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for the Toujeo (insulin glargine) injection.

  • Diabetes mellitus

    Toujeo is FDA-approved to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. As a type of human insulin therapy, Toujeo helps manage blood sugar by stimulating peripheral glucose uptake and replacing the insulin your body would usually make. It acts longer than regular insulin, providing a steady insulin dose.

    Toujeo is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Toujeo side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking the insulin glargine injection are typically mild. Individuals taking Toujeo insulin injections report a variety of side effects, and side effects may vary from patient to patient.

    The side effects of Toujeo (insulin glargine) injection may include:

    • Low blood sugar levels

    • Upper respiratory infections (cold, bronchitis, flu)

    • Skin thickening or pits at injection sites

    • Fluid retention or weight gain

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Serious allergic reactions

    • Rapid weight gain

    • Swelling in your feet or ankles

    • Low blood potassium

    Call your doctor if you notice any adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Toujeo is FDA-approved to treat diabetes mellitus in children over the age of 6.

How to take Toujeo

Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to take your Toujeo prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor if you have any questions.

Toujeo can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Toujeo comes as two pens: Toujeo SoloStar and Toujeo Max SoloStar. Both forms of Toujeo contain the same active ingredient.

Inject insulin glargine under the skin as directed, usually once daily. Use a new needle for each injection. Avoid injecting into skin that is damaged, thickened, pitted, or bruised.

What to avoid while taking Toujeo

Toujeo has several drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, supplements, and over-the-counter drugs. 

Tell your doctor if you're taking any of the following medications:

  • Other diabetes medications

  • High blood pressure medications

  • Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra)

  • Disopyramide (Norpace)

  • Pentoxifylline

  • Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)

  • Budesonide (Entocort EC, Pulmicort, Uceris)

  • Fluticasone (Arnuity, Flonase)

  • Mometasone (Asmanex, Elocon, Nasonex)

  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

  • Albuterol (ProAir, Proventil, Ventolin)

  • Clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo)

  • Levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid)

  • Niacin (Niaspan, Slo-Niacin, others)

  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Toujeo. Alcohol can increase your risk for dangerously low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia).

Toujeo prescription FAQs

  • How much does Toujeo cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, one box (three pens) of Toujeo 300 units/mL costs about $290.05 without health insurance. Fortunately, generic brands like insulin glargine offer an affordable alternative.

  • How can I refill my Toujeo prescription?

    To refill your Toujeo prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Toujeo?

    You should not take Toujeo if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Liver disease

    • Kidney disease

    • Heart failure

    • Low blood sugar

    • Allergic reactions to insulin

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Toujeo?

    If you miss a dose of Toujeo, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular schedule. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Toujeo?

    If you've taken too much Toujeo, call your doctor immediately. If you have severe symptoms, such as severe hypoglycemia, seek emergency medical help.

  • What should you know about Toujeo and pregnancy or breastfeeding?

    Tell your doctor if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Pregnancy can worsen diabetes, so your doctor may change your Toujeo dose and monitor your blood glucose levels regularly. Toujeo is compatible with breastfeeding.

  • What are the benefits of Toujeo?

    Toujeo lowers blood sugar, which can help diabetes mellitus patients avoid nerve problems, kidney damage, sexual dysfunction, and other complications.

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Toujeo prescription pricing details

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  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

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Initial visits are $129.

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