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Soliqua: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on June 21, 2023.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

Soliqua contains insulin glargine and lixisenatide and may be used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults alongside diet and exercise. It only needs to be given once a day but may not be suitable for seniors or people with visual impairment or dexterity problems.

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

Medicines that interact with Soliqua may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with Soliqua. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Common medications that may interact with Soliqua include:

Lixisenatide slows gastric emptying which may affect the absorption of other medications. Some experts suggest administering medications at least one hour before Soliqua.

Alcohol may also interact with Soliqua by blocking the production of glucose by the liver, causing hypoglycemia.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Soliqua. You should refer to the prescribing information for Soliqua for a complete list of interactions.


Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Soliqua only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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