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General Information on Insulin Glulisine

Generic Name : Insulin Glulisine

Pronunciation : IN-su-lin GLOO-lis-een

Latest prescription information about Insulin Glulisine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Insulin Glulisine

International- Apidra.

Why is Insulin Glulisine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a fast-acting form of the hormone insulin, prescribed for diabetes mellitus.  

When should Insulin Glulisine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with low blood sugar and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Insulin Glulisine?

SC/IV- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 1 unit/kg/day.

How should Insulin Glulisine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin or into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Insulin Glulisine?

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.

What are the side effects of Insulin Glulisine?

Upper respiratory tract infection, decreased blood sugar, infection, high blood pressure, joint pain, headache, throat inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Insulin Glulisine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Insulin Glulisine?

Store it in refrigerator (2C-8C).

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