What is Apidra?
Apidra (insulin glulisine) is a type of insulin glulisine injection. Insulin is a hormone that operates by reducing blood glucose levels (sugar). Insulin glulisine is a fast-acting insulin that begins to operate 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about an hour, and continues to work for another 2 to 4 hours.
Apidra is a fast-acting insulin that kicks in right away. It should be used within 15 minutes of starting a meal or within 20 minutes of finishing one.
Before taking this medicine
If you have an allergy to insulin glulisine or are experiencing hypoglycemia, you should avoid using Apidra (low blood sugar).
To make sure Apidra is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalemia) or diabetic ketoacidosis are all symptoms of liver or renal failure (call your doctor for treatment).
How should I use Apidra?
Follow your doctor’s instructions for using Apidra. Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label.
Apidra side effects
If you have redness or swelling where an injection was given, itchy skin rash all over your body, difficulties breathing, fast heartbeats, feeling like you could pass out, or swelling in your tongue or throat, seek emergency medical attention.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Weight increase, swelling in your hands or feet, and shortness of breath are all signs of fluid retention; or
Leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in the chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, or a limp feeling are all symptoms of a potassium deficiency.
Common Apidra side effects include:
Low blood sugar, itching, slight skin rash, or thickening or hollowing of the skin where you injected the drug are all symptoms of low blood sugar.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible adverse effects; others may emerge. For medical advice on side effects, please contact your doctor.
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