Is Soliqua available in Canada?

Health Canada approves expanded indication for SOLIQUA® LAVAL, QC, Dec. 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Sanofi Canada announced that Health Canada has approved expanded use of SOLIQUA®.

What insulin is similar to Soliqua?

Examples of drugs that may be used as alternatives to Soliqua 100/33 include: long-acting insulins, such as: insulin glargine (Lantus, Toujeo) insulin detemir (Levemir)

Who manufactures Soliqua?

PARIS, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sanofi announced today that Soliqua™ 100/33 (insulin glargine 100 Units/mL & lixisenatide* 33 mcg/mL injection) is now available by prescription in U.S. pharmacies.

Is Soliqua considered insulin?

SOLIQUA 100/33 is a combination of a long-acting human insulin analog with a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist (RA) indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What meds are in Soliqua?

It combines Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL, the most prescribed long-acting insulin, and Adlyxin® (lixisenatide injection), a non-insulin diabetes medicine, which work together to help lower your A1c.

Is Soliqua and Lantus the same thing?

Official Answer. Soliqua is a combination of insulin glargine plus lixisenatide, and Lantus only contains insulin glargine.

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Can Soliqua cause pancreatitis?

Cases of pancreatitis were reported in clinical trials of lixisenatide. After initiation of SOLIQUA 100/33, observe patients for signs and symptoms of pancreatitis (e.g., persistent severe abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the back and which may be accompanied by vomiting).

How do I get cheap Soliqua?

Soliqua Savings Card: Eligible commercially insured patients pay as little as $9 for a 30-day supply (up to 2 packs); maximum savings of $365 per pack; savings card is good for 12 months after 1st use then patient may re-apply for another savings card; for additional information contact the program at 855-262-5295.

How long does a Soliqua pen last?

Soliqua starts to lower levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood two hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 20 to 24 hours in most patients.

What are the side effects of Soliqua?

Common side effects of Soliqua 100/33 include:

  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
  • allergic reactions,
  • nausea,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • diarrhea,
  • upper respiratory tract infection,
  • headache,
  • injection site reactions (swelling, redness, itching, pain, skin discoloration, warmth, and a hard lump),

Can you take metFORMIN with Soliqua?

Interactions between your drugs

Using metFORMIN together with insulin glargine can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring of your blood sugar to safely use both medications.

Should Soliqua be taken in the morning or at night?

You should inject your Soliqua (insulin glargine and lixisenatide) dose within one hour before your first meal of the day, which for most people will be in the morning before breakfast. If you need to use Soliqua at night, speak with your doctor, who may be able to help you adjust your medication schedule.

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How much Lantus is Soliqua?

Each SOLIQUA 100/33 prefilled single-patient disposable pen contains 300 units of insulin glargine and 100 mcg of lixisenatide in 3 mL of a clear, colorless to almost colorless, sterile, and aqueous solution. Each mL of solution contains 100 units insulin glargine and 33 mcg lixisenatide.