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Concentrated Insulin Glargine (Toujeo) for Diabetes
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The FDA has approved Toujeo (Sanofi), a more concentrated form of insulin glargine containing 300 IU/mL compared to the 100 IU/mL in Lantus (Sanofi). Lantus is nearing the end of its patent protection in the US, and biosimilars are expected to become available.

INSULIN GLARGINE — A long-acting analog of human insulin synthesized by recombinant DNA technology, insulin glargine forms microprecipitates in subcutaneous tissue that prolong its duration of action, permitting once-daily injection in most patients. Toujeo has a more gradual and prolonged release of insulin from the subcutaneous depot than Lantus, resulting in more even activity throughout the dosing period and a longer duration of action. The prolonged time in subcutaneous tissue may reduce the bioavailability of Toujeo.1,2

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