User Reviews for Soliqua to treat Diabetes, Type 2
Soliqua has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 33% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.
“I have used Trulicity, Bydureon and Victoza all helped but my blood sugar was still out of control even with a modified diet. I am 5'11 female 180 lbs. I have been using Soliqua now for about a month. My blood sugar went from 259 first thing in the am to 100 which is huge accomplishment for me! I take 10mg of Farxiga+ I started with 15 units then after 3 days my doctor told me to increase the units by 5 every day until my blood sugar was under 120 first thing in the am. At 50 units, my blood sugar has been consistently between 100-110 in the mornings!! Throughout the day after meals my blood sugar has not been higher than 220 (again HUGE for me). I am going to see my doctor this week before increasing my dosage to the max 60 units. I would say try it out for yourself so far its working well for me and I have not experienced any weight gain I actually lost 3lbs.”
“I have been on Soliqua for almost a year. I started at 15 units now I am up to 20 units. I have been on 20 units for along time. I also take metformin ER and Glimepiride. My sugar is approx 140 and my A-1 C is 68. The only side effect I had was at first my nose would be stuffy but now I have no side effects and It works great!! I do exercise and try to watch what I eat. I have been using the savings card but pharmacy always has trouble filling, If I did not have this card It would be $700 I cannot afford that.”
“This is the first time I have tried insulin injections. Previously, I was taking medications by mouth and having less than favorable results. Soliqua is working very well for me. After about six months of taking the medicine, my sugar levels are in range and my A1C has dropped. It is almost down to normal. I recommend this drug for all you sugar addicts out there.”
“Been on Soliqua for 6 months and it has worked great for me! I will say I wish the pen was a bit smoother to engage. I have used others that have a better pen when injecting. However, I have had the best results with Soliqua. When I started my A1C was at 10 now it’s at 7.9! I’m a work in progress but hey it’s heading in the right direction. I take 50 units daily in combination with Jardiance.”
“Not useful by any means. Gained 4 pounds in one week. Blood sugar after fasting was 329, has been in the high 200s since.This week have developed a back ache. I am on a very low carb diet. I exercise daily. Drink plenty of water. Perhaps this one is not for everyone. It is doing the opposite of the former meds I was taking.”
“Began Soliqua 3 weeks ago. FBS was around 300 before starting 15u per day. I have titrated up to 24 units and my blood sugars are actually higher. 330-370 fasting, with some upper 400's during the day. Paid $42 copay, sent me deep toward coverage gap, and doesn't work. Going to call the company tomorrow to ask if somehow the amount toward coverage gap can be reimbursed. If not, I have wasted over $700.”
“Soliqua was ok at first. I really didn’t have any better blood sugar results than with toujeo. A1C 7.5 before. 7.6 after 3 months of soliqua. I experienced extreme hunger and actually gained 5 pounds. I went back to toujeo after 3 months. Back under control again.”
Frequently asked questions
- Soliqua vs Lantus: What’s the difference between them?
- Can Soliqua be taken at night?
- How many units are in a Soliqua pen?
- How long does it take for Soliqua to work?
“I'm 69 female with type 2 diabetes. I was on Trulicity and 1000mg metformin. Blood sugars ran average 160, so I was put on Soliqua 15mg. Blood sugars over 210 all day for 2 weeks. I was told it would take my body time to adjust. Well, then increased to 25mg. Same result. Yesterday told to jump to 35mg. So far blood sugars are remaining at around 225. My back is starting to hurt, I hope its not kidneys. I return to doc on July 11, but i'm not sure I'm going to continue over a month with blood sugars over 200. I would not recommend Soliqua.”
“I haven't started taking it yet. I am taking 70units of lantus at night and 30 in the morning to bridge it. It doesn't last in my body for 24 hours. I also take 1000 mg metformin twice a day. 5 months ago I started walking 4 miles a day (some times twice a day and swim for an hour) and I lost 40 plus pounds. I am all of a sudden in the middle of the day dropping down to blood sugar of 60, while in past four months earlier it was staying at 120 -140. I'm going to cut back but now having second thoughts of switching over to soliqua. I wake up every morning Blood sugar is under 100, has to be from weight loss and everyday exercise, but it only has been for the last 4 months. My A1C was 12 at one point now it's 6.2, that's what makes me nervous about switching. I don't want to take something that is stronger than lantus. One benefit which I'm grateful for is I'm accepted in the pap and get my lantus or soliqua at no charge .”
“I have noticed weight gain, sugars go up more every time I use it. I take 60 units now and I agree my sugars are worse and since the increase June I have gained at least 6 pounds. Metformin is very bad. Ruins kidneys and dehydration”
“Started on Soliqua about 5 months ago. Started at 19 units. Started having to increase units bc sugar which was not good. Every time I increased the dosage, sugar would be better for a few days and then sugar would go back up. Now, I'm on 46 units and my a1c was 8... last check. I was put on another oral medication to help with mealtime plus take metformin 500mg. My sugar has increased since the 46 units but Dr advised me not to increase. I go back next month for a1c check. I have gained about 5 lbs also. Also, has to be administered in the morning 1 hour before eat or drinking anything. Not very practical........Best thing I can say is I'm not allergic and have had problems with other drugs in the past.”
“Rude,rude and....rude customer service. Do not deal with them! I am not !! There are better insulin companies providing a nicer service.”
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