Apidra Side Effects
Generic Name: insulin glulisine
Note: This document contains side effect information about insulin glulisine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Apidra.
For the Consumer
Applies to insulin glulisine: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Hypoglycemia, systemic hypersensitivity, injection site reaction.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to insulin glulisine: injectable solution, subcutaneous solution
Common (1% to 10%): Hypoglycemia, hypoglycemic seizure
Frequency not reported: Weight gain[Ref]
In clinical trials of ups to 12 months duration, potential systemic allergic reactions were reported in 4.3% (79 of 1833) patients receiving insulin glulisine (the active ingredient contained in Apidra) compared with 3.8% (58 of 1524) patients receiving comparator short-acting insulins. Permanent discontinuation occurred in 1 patient receiving insulin glulisine.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Local hypersensitivity reactions (redness, swelling, and itching at injection site) Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Systemic allergic reactions including urticaria, chest tightness, dyspnea, allergic dermatitis, and pruritus
Among patients using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps, the rates of catheter occlusions and infusion site reactions were similar with insulin glulisine (the active ingredient contained in Apidra) compared with insulin aspart.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Infusion site reactions
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Catheter occlusions[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Lipodystrophy[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. "Product Information. Apidra (insulin glulisine)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bridgewater, NJ.
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