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When is the best time to take Apidra?

When is the best time to take Apidra?

Apidra® (insulin glulisine injection) 100 Units/mL Apidra® is a fast-acting and flexible mealtime insulin Apidra is the only mealtime insulin approved for you to take within 15 minutes before or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.

How long does it take for an Apidra injection to work?

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glulisine is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. Apidra is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

How is Apidra used in the treatment of diabetes?

Indications and Usage for Apidra® (insulin glulisine injection) Prescription Apidra is a fast (rapid) acting insulin used for adults and children with diabetes mellitus to control high blood sugar.

How to know if you have an allergic reaction to Apidra?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Apidra: redness or swelling where an injection was given, itchy skin rash over the entire body, trouble breathing, fast heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out, or swelling in your tongue or throat.

What do you need to know about Apidra solostar?

Apidra SoloSTAR is a disposable single-patient-use prefilled insulin pen. To help ensure an accurate dose each time, patients should follow the steps in the Instruction Leaflet accompanying the pen; otherwise they may not get the correct amount of insulin, which may affect their blood glucose.

What’s the best way to store an Apidra injection?

Storing opened (in use) Apidra: Store the vial in a refrigerator or at cool room temperature and use within 28 days. Store the injection pen at cool room temperature (do not refrigerate) and use within 28 days. Do not store the injection pen with a needle attached.