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Side Effects of Insulin Glulisine

Possible Side Effects of Insulin Glulisine

Insulin glulisine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a different form of insulin, usually insulin lispro (Humalog®).
 
While studies for most medications compare the medication to a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients), this is not usually possible for diabetes medications like insulin glulisine. It would be unethical to give a placebo to people with diabetes, as it is essential to keep blood sugar under control. This is why insulin glulisine was compared to other insulins rather than to a placebo.
 
Possible side effects of insulin glulisine (as well as all other forms of insulin) include:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection.
     

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Insulin Glulisine

You may experience some or none of the insulin glulisine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of insulin glulisine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
 
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