Apidra

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    • Country of Origin: India

    Apidra Information

    Apidra, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection, Cartridge. It is primarily used for the treatment of Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes Type 2. Apidra also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Apidra depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Apidra as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Apidra go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    In addition, Apidra's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Apidra has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Apidra related warnings section.

    Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Apidra contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Apidra have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Apidra, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Apidra Benefits & Uses

    Apidra is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    • Diabetes Type 1
    • Diabetes Type 2

    Other Benefits

    Apidra Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 1
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 units/kg
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 1
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 units/kg
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 1
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 units/kg
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Diabetes Type 1
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 units/kg
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Apidra Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Apidra is used -

    Moderate

    • Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
    • Peripheral Edema

    Mild

    • Pharyngitis
    • Headache
    • Influenza like symptoms
    • Rash

    Apidra Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Apidra safe for pregnant women?


      Apidra may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Apidra again without your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Apidra safe during breastfeeding?


      Apidra is safe for breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Apidra on the Kidneys?


      Apidra rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Apidra on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Apidra on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Apidra on the Heart?


      You can take Apidra without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Apidra with Other Drugs

    Apidra should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate

    HydrocortisoneAlbuterolLoratadine,Pseudoephidrine
      Paracetamol,Pseudoephedrine,Chlorpheniramine
        Chlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine
          Salbutamol


          Apidra Contraindications

          If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Apidra unless your doctor advises you to do so -



          Frequently asked Questions about Apidra

          • Is this Apidra habit forming or addictive?


            Forming a habit of Apidra has not been reported.

            No
          • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


            Apidra will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

            Safe
          • Is it safe?


            Yes, but take Apidra only as per medical advice.

            Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
          • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


            No, Apidra cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

            No

          Apidra Interactions with Food and Alcohol

          • Interaction between Food and Apidra


            It is safe to take Apidra with food.

            Safe
          • Interaction between Alcohol and Apidra


            Consumption of alcohol and Apidra together may have severe effects on your health.

            Severe


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          This medicine data has been created by -

          Vikas Chauhan

          B.Pharma, Pharmacy
          5 Years of Experience


          References

          April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 698-700

          KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 265

          US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Apidra (insulin glulisine)



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