Compare Human Insulin vs. Apidra
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
This form of insulin is one of the few medications in its class that you can get without a prescription, but it's expensive.
Apidra (insulin glulisine) is an insulin that controls blood sugar during your meals, but you'll still have to follow your doctor's diet and exercise plan.
- Some types of this medication are available without a prescription.
- Available as a shot to be injected into the fatty part of the skin, and as a powder to be inhaled through your nose.
- Available in different combinations so that you can do one shot or multiple shots a day.
- Apidra (insulin glulisine) starts working in as soon as 15 minutes.
- Programs are available to lower your copay. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- Can be used in people over 65 and children 4 years of age and older.
- Has to be taken exactly as directed or it can cause high or low blood sugar.
- As with all insulins, you have to work with your doctor closely to make sure you're giving yourself the correct dose, or you can have low or high blood sugar.
- Your doctor might have to check your kidneys and liver regularly if you've had kidney or liver problems in the past.
- Since Apidra (insulin glulisine) is an injectable, it might not be a good treatment option for people who are afraid of needles.
- Only available as a brand name, so Apidra (insulin glulisine) can be expensive.
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- Changes in blood sugar
- Changes in skin appearance
- Weight gain
- Sharing of pen and needles
- Low blood sugar
- Changes in diet and exercise
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking other medications for diabetes
- Over age 65
- Liver or kidney problems
- Severe allergic reactions
- Low blood potassium levels
- Taking laxatives
- Taking medications that increase urination
- Mixing of insulins
- Fluid buildup
- Taking Avandia or Actos