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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
TOUJEO Max (insulin glargine) is a medication prescribed to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes. TOUJEO Max is approved for use in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
People with diabetes cannot regulate their blood sugar in a normal range. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can cause damage to organs, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening.
TOUJEO Max contains a long-acting insulin that works for about 24 hours in most people. TOUJEO Max has a higher concentration than other long-acting insulins. TOUJEO Max is a good option for people who take higher dosages because they do not have to inject as much volume as insulins with a lower concentration. The concentration of TOUJEO Max is 300 units per milliliter.
Inject TOUJEO Max insulin under the skin once daily at the same time each day. Rotate injection sites to avoid lipodystrophy.
Store TOUJEO Max in the refrigerator until the pen is used for the first time. After the first use, it can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 days and then discarded.
The active ingredient in TOUJEO Max is insulin glargine. TOUJEO Max contains the same medication as TOUJEO but is a larger pen size. TOUJEO Max SOLOSTAR holds 900 units (or 3 milliliters).
The following medications can mask symptoms of hypoglycemia:
Some medications can affect the blood sugar of people with diabetes. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
TOUJEO Max pens should never be shared with multiple patients, even if the pen needle is changed.
Your doctor should monitor kidney function, liver function, and potassium levels while using insulin.
Monitor blood sugar frequently while using TOUJEO Max or any other insulin product.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of cardiovascular disease.
Common adverse reactions from TOUJEO Max include: