Treating diabetes mellitus. Apidra vials are usually used with a longer-acting insulin or insulin pump therapy.

Apidra vials are a fast-acting form of the hormone insulin. It works by helping your body use sugar properly. This lowers the amount of glucose in the blood, which helps to treat diabetes.

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  • Apidra
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking insulin glulisine:

    More common:
    Anxiety
    blurred vision
    body aches or pain
    chills
    cold sweats
    confusion
    convulsions
    cool, pale skin
    cough
    depression
    difficulty with breathing
    dizziness
    ear congestion
    fast heartbeat
    headache
    increased hunger
    loss of voice
    nasal congestion
    nightmares
    runny nose
    shakiness
    slurred speech
    sneezing
    sore throat
    unconsciousness
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Less common:
    Pounding in the ears
    slow or fast heartbeat
    Incidence not known:
    Difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    hives
    increased sweating
    itching
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
    skin rash
    tightness in the chest
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with insulin glulisine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Difficulty with moving
    dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
    ear congestion
    loss of voice
    muscle aches
    muscle pain or stiffness
    pain in the joints
    Less common:
    Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
    redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  • (insulin glulisine) injection, solution