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Insulin Glulisine

Can I Buy Generic Insulin Glulisine?

At this time, insulin glulisine is not available in generic form (see Generic Apidra).

Who Makes Insulin Glulisine?

Insulin glulisine is manufactured by sanofi-aventis.

Strengths of Insulin Glulisine

Insulin glulisine is available in the following forms:
  • Insulin glulisine vials -- 10 mL, with 100 units of insulin per mL
  • Insulin glulisine cartridge (for use with a pen device) -- 3 mL per cartridge, with 100 units of insulin per mL
  • Insulin glulisine prefilled pens -- 3 mL.
To use the pen devices, you must obtain pen needles (such as BD Ultra-Fine™ pen needles). You will need a prescription for pen needles, and they can be purchased at most pharmacies. To use the vials, you will need insulin syringes, which generally come with needles attached. You may need a prescription for insulin syringes, depending on the laws of your particular state and the dispensing practices of your particular pharmacy.
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