Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide) is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medicine lowers blood sugar. Treatment is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.
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Soliqua 100/33 Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.
Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.
Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.
Insulin glargine; Lixisenatide pens should never be shared. Even if the needle is changed, sharing may result in passing of viruses like hepatitis or HIV.
Each time you get a new box of pen needles, check to see if they are the same type as the ones you were trained to use. If not, ask your health care professional to show you how to use this new type properly.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- signs and symptoms of low blood sugar such as feeling anxious, confusion, dizziness, increased hunger, unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, cold, irritable, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, loss of consciousness
- signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, fruity breath, nausea, stomach pain, increased hunger or thirst, increased urination
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- unusual stomach pain or upset
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Many medications may cause changes in blood sugar, these include:
- alcohol containing beverages
- antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
- aspirin and aspirin-like drugs
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
- female hormones, such as estrogens or progestins, birth control pills
- male hormones or anabolic steroids
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- medicines for weight loss
- medicines for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough
- medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
- quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin
- some herbal dietary supplements
- steroid medicines such as prednisone or cortisone
- sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim
- thyroid hormones