Proper Use

A nurse or other trained health professional may give you this medicine. You may also be taught how to give your medicine at home. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.

Always double-check both the concentration (strength) of your insulin and your dose. Concentration and dose are not the same. The dose is how many units of insulin you will use. The concentration tells how many units of insulin are in each milliliter (mL), such as 100 units/mL (U-100), but this does not mean you will use 100 units at a time.

Each package of Ryzodeg® contains a patient information sheet. Read this sheet carefully and make sure you understand:

  • How to prepare the medicine.
  • How to inject the medicine.
  • How to dispose of syringes, needles, and injection devices.

It is best to use a different place on the body for each injection (eg, under the skin of your abdomen or stomach, thigh, or upper arm). If you have questions about this, contact a member of your health care team.

The insulin solution should look clear and colorless. Do not use it if it is cloudy or thickened. Do not mix this medicine with any other insulin or with water.

Take this medicine with any main meal. You may also use a fast- or short-acting insulin with other meals, if needed.

Carefully follow the special meal plan your doctor gave you. This is the most important part of controlling your condition, and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For Type 1 diabetes:
      • Adults and children 1 year of age and older—Dose is based on your blood sugar and must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children younger than 1 year of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For Type 2 diabetes:
      • Adults and children 1 year of age and older—Dose is based on your blood sugar and must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children younger than 1 year of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

If you missed a dose, take your next dose with your next main meal on the same day and continue with your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

You may keep the unopened FlexTouch disposable prefilled pen in the refrigerator until the expiration date on the carton, or at room temperature for up to 28 days. Protect from light. Do not freeze.

Store the FlexTouch disposable prefilled pen that you are currently using at room temperature in a cool place, away from direct heat and light, for up to 28 days. Do not refrigerate.