Generic Name : Insulin Glulisine Pronunciation : IN-su-lin GLOO-lis-een Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
International- Apidra. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a fast-acting form of the hormone insulin, prescribed for diabetes mellitus. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with low blood sugar and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
SC/IV- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 1 unit/kg/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin or into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver problems, nerve problems, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid problems; diabetic ketoacidosis, electrolyte imbalance, had recent heart surgery, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Follow diet and exercise program regularly as directed by your physician. Side Effects :
Upper respiratory tract infection, decreased blood sugar, infection, high blood pressure, joint pain, headache, throat inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2°C-8°C).
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