Apidra

(insulin glulisine)

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Controls blood sugar.

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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.

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Quick facts about Apidra
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Apidra (insulin glulisine) is an insulin that controls your blood sugar by turning the sugars you eat into energy or storing it in your body for future use.

Quick facts about Apidra
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Apidra (insulin glulisine) for Controls blood sugar levels

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  • Flu
  • High blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Low blood sugar
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Side effect rates for Apidra (insulin glulisine)

From 950 clinical trials of Apidra when taken for type 1 diabetes (individualized dosing)
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Apidra.

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Risks and Warnings for Apidra (insulin glulisine)

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  • Never share Apidra (insulin glulisine) pens, syringes or needles with anyone else. Sharing Apidra (insulin glulisine) with someone puts you at risk of getting very dangerous diseases.

Pharmacist Q&A

Apidra (insulin glulisine) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication improves blood sugar control in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Who is this drug for?

This medication improves blood sugar control in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Common concerns from people taking Apidra (insulin glulisine)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Your doctor might have to check your kidneys and liver regularly if you've had kidney or liver problems in the past.