Apidra

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    Brand Name:Apidra
    Generic:Insulin Glulisine [recombinant DNA origin]
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2004-04-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Sanofi Aventis US
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021629s010lbl.pdf

About Apidra

Apidra is a rapid-acting man made insulin that is like insulin made by your body. Apidra is used to treat adults with diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. Apidra starts working faster than regular insulin and does not work as long. It is used with a longer-acting insulin or by itself as insulin pump therapy to maintain proper blood sugar control.

Precautions for Apidra

  • Only use Apidra that is clear and colorless. If your Apidra is cloudy or colored, return it to your pharmacy for a replacement.
  • Change (rotate) injection sites within the same body area.
  • Always use a syringe that is marked for U-100 insulin. If you use the wrong syringe, you may get the wrong dose. You could get a blood sugar level that is too low or too high.
  • If you are mixing Apidra with NPH human insulin, draw Apidra into the syringe first. Inject the mixture right away. Do not mix Apidra with any other type of insulin than NPH.
  • Do not mix Apidra with any other insulin when used in a pump.

Side Effects of Apidra

The most common side effects of Apidra include:

  • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • allergic reactions
  • injection site reactions
  • lipodystrophy (loss of body fat at injection sites)
  • itching
  • rash

Who Should Not Take Apidra

Do not take Apidra if you are allergic to insulin glulisine or any of the inactive ingredients in Apidra.

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