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Insulin Glulisine Drug Information

If your pancreas is having trouble producing enough insulin, you may benefit from insulin glulisine (Apidra®), a prescription diabetes medication. This rapid-acting form of insulin is used to help control the spike in blood sugar levels that occurs after meals. It is approved for use in adults only and is typically used in combination with a long-acting insulin.
 
Most people tolerate this product well. However, as with any medicine, side effects are possible. Some of the potential side effects of insulin glulisine include but are not limited to:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
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Before using insulin glulisine, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any liver or kidney problems.
 
(For more details on this drug, including information on other side effects and safety warnings, click Insulin Glulisine.)
 

Insulin Glulisine Drug Information

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