Apidra SoloStar Side Effects
Generic name: insulin glulisine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 17, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about insulin glulisine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Apidra SoloStar.
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]
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
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 compared with 3.8% (58 of 1524) patients receiving comparator short-acting insulins. Permanent discontinuation occurred in 1 patient receiving insulin glulisine.[Ref]
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 SoloStar) 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]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Apidra (insulin glulisine)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals (2004):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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