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Know More About Apidra

es of Apidra 

Apidra is a medication used in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is marketed under the generic name insulin glulisine. Once administered, this medicine works fast by just 15 minutes after the injection. It can sustain treatment for about 2 – 4 hours. Utilize this medicine to improve the status of your blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes from getting complicated. 

Insulin glulisine is also available under the brand names Apidra OptiClik Cartridge and Apidra SoloStar Pen. 

Apidra Warning and Precautions 

Antecedent to receiving your first Apidra medication, make certain that you talk with your healthcare professional first if you have the following: 

  • Disease involving the liver and kidney
  • Hypokalemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

Since this treatment involves needles and syringes, avoid sharing them with other individuals. If you are proven allergic to this medicine, avoid using it. 

Apidra Dosage 

The dosage for this medicine depends on the glucose levels of the body and metabolic needs. 

  • In injecting it, the application is done before a meal (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Follow the instructions in administering this medicine and make sure that you are doing it in line with the processes of Apidra injection. For your first injection, it is best if your doctor does it for you.

Apidra Side Effects 

Take into consideration the different set of side effects of consuming Apidra. These are as follows: 

Apidra Common Side Effects 

  • Itching
  • Low blood sugar
  • Rashes
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Pain at the injection site

Apidra Severe Side Effects  

  • Constipation
  • Leg cramps
  • Fluid retention
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst


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