Insulin glulisine is a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glulisine is a faster-acting form of insulin than regular human insulin. Insulin glulisine is used to treat diabetes in adults and children who are at least 4 years old. It is usually given together with a long-acting insulin. Insulin glulisine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Apidra is an injection that as insulin glulisine. Insulin is used for lowering level of blood glucose (sugar). Insulin glulisine is more efficient than human insulin as it acts faster. Apidra is used by patients who are 4 years and above and are suffering from diabetes. It is given with acting insulin.
Apidra is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient of the medicine, insulin glulisine, is a rapid-acting insulin analogue. The medicine works by acting as natural insulin in the body, helping the patient to control their blood glucose levels. Apidra is only available via the subcutaneous route, and patients must be counselled on how to deliver the medicine appropriately.
Apidra differs from natural insulin in that it works considerably faster. This makes it easier for patients to control their blood levels faster if an emergency were to occur, for example. Common side effects with Apidra include low blood sugar, headache, hunger, sweating, confusion, dizziness, and feeling on edge.