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Insulin Glulisine

Drug Interactions

Insulin glulisine can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Insulin Glulisine).

What If I Overdose on Insulin Glulisine?

People who take too much insulin glulisine (or any other insulin) may experience symptoms such as:
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Fainting
  • Shakiness
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much insulin glulisine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Apidra Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

Unopened insulin glulisine vials, pens, and cartridges should be stored in the refrigerator. It is best to keep the vials refrigerated once they are opened, although they may be kept at room temperature (less than 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Once you start using an insulin glulisine cartridge or pen, you must not keep it in the refrigerator -- it must be kept at room temperature. All three forms of insulin glulisine are good for up to 28 days once opened, after which you must discard any unused portion.
If you use insulin glulisine in an insulin pump, you must discard any unused portion in the pump, along with the infusion set (the reservoir, tubing, and catheter) within 48 hours.

Effects of Insulin Glulisine

Studies have shown that insulin glulisine worked as well as insulin lispro (Humalog®), another rapid-acting insulin. Studies have also shown that insulin glulisine worked well even with flexible mealtime dosing (from 15 minutes before to just after the meal).
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