Soliqua is a prescription insulin injection used for effective blood sugar control by adults with Type 2 diabetes. It combines insulin glargine with lixisenatide, a GLP-1 receptor antagonist medication and between the two Soliqua is very effective for blood sugar control as part of a Type 2 diabetes management regimen. It is often prescribed when standard insulin medications may not be sufficiently effective for bringing down blood sugar levels as seen on A1C hemoglobin tests. Soliqua 100/33 is like many of these insulin injections in that it will provide best treatment outcomes when paired with diet and exercise changes.
Dose titration is standard with Soliqua insulin to determine the ideal dose for your individual blood sugar control needs, and this will be done in consultation with your doctor.
Soliqua is not taken with food, and you should be giving yourself your daily injection in the morning 1 hour before your first meal of the day.
Wash your hands.
Remove the pen cap and make sure the medication is clear and has no color.
Clean the rubber seal with an alcohol swab / Attach a new pen needle for each injection.
Remove the pen needle from protective package/ keep the pen needle straight and twist it onto the pen.
Remove the outer pen needle cap and keep it for removing needle following injection.
Remove the inner needle cap and discard.
Adjust the dose counter to read 2 units / press the injection button in fully and check for a small amount of solution to come from the needle tip. This will need to be seen before you proceed with administering the injection.
Turn dose counter until correct prescribed dose is loaded / inject the dose in one of 3 acceptable injection sites:
Belly (but not within 2” of the navel) / fatty area on back of upper arm / outer thigh.
At the injection site, insert the needle into your skin at a 90-degree angle / press the injection button down completely and hold it until ‘0’ shows in dose window / count to 10 before releasing the injection button and removing the needle / release the injection button and remove the needle from your skin.
Remove and discard needle only as shown in your prescription.
Store the pen at room temperature after the first use.
The active ingredients in Soliqua are Insulin Glargine and Lixisenatide.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver problems, gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying), pancreas or gallbladder problems, or alcohol use disorder before starting on Soliqua insulin.
Patients with hypoglycemia or hypokalemia may not be suitable for using Soliqua.
Medication is not to be used for Type 1 diabetes treatment.
Store your Soliqua 100/33 pens in your refrigerator, at a temperature between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C). Never freeze your Soliqua pens.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Soliqua 100/33 and other Rx medications, including benazepril / captopril / enalapril / lisinopril / valsartan / candesartan / irbesartan / losartan / olmesartan / clonidine / metoprolol / atenolol. Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Soliqua insulin online.
Side effects from using Soliqua insulin are possible, and some users may experience nausea, respiratory infections, diarrhea, or headache. If side effects are experienced you may choose to discontinue use and speak with your doctor again regarding type 2 diabetes insulin alternatives.