Is Toujeo available in UK?

Sanofi’s Insulin Toujeo® now available for treatment of adults with diabetes in UK. Sanofi has announced today that Toujeo® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] 300 units/mL), a long-acting, once-daily basal insulin treatment is available for clinicians to prescribe in the UK.

Is Toujeo a good insulin?

Research shows that Toujeo may offer more consistent blood sugar levels than Lantus, which may reduce the chance of low blood sugar. In fact, according to one study, those who use Toujeo are 60 percent less likely to have severe hypoglycemic incidents than people taking Lantus.

Who should not take Toujeo?

You should not use Toujeo if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment). Toujeo is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old, and some brands are for use only in adults.

Is Lantus same as Toujeo?

Toujeo and Lantus are long-acting insulins that can help keep your blood sugar controlled for 24 hours or longer. Toujeo is more concentrated than Lantus and may be a good option for people who need higher amounts of insulin.

How much Toujeo is too much?

The maximum dose it can deliver is 80 units. Toujeo Max Solostart contains 900 units of Toujeo U-300. It delivers a dose of insulin in 2 unit increments. The maximum amount it can deliver is 160 units.

Does insulin harm your kidneys?

In healthy subjects, insulin has little or no effect on renal hemodynamics, glomerular filtration rate, or permeability to albumin. In patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes, hyperinsulinemia selectively increases urinary albumin excretion.

Can Toujeo cause liver damage?

Liver or kidney problems. If you have liver or kidney problems, you may have an increased risk of low blood sugar with Toujeo. Examples of these problems include liver failure and kidney failure.

Is Toujeo safe for kidneys?

A recent analysis of the BRIGHT trial has found that insulin glargine 300u/mL (Gla-300), also known as Toujeo, appears to have advantages for patients with impaired renal function compared to insulin degludec 100U/mL (IDeg), also known as Tresiba.

Is Toujeo more expensive than Lantus?

Both Toujeo and Lantus are very expensive, though Lantus appears to be slightly more expensive than Toujeo. The average retail price for 3 prefilled 1.5 mL pens of 300 units of insulin per mL of Toujeo (the most frequently filled prescription according to GoodRx data) is about $477.