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PI & CMI Trade Names and Active Ingredients containing insulin glulisine. 1 Documents available. Need more information on a Apidra, CMIPI, Insulin glulisine. PI & CMI Trade Names and Active Ingredients containing insulin. 42 Documents Actrapid, PI, Insulin – human (human insulin) Apidra, CMIPI, Insulin glulisine. Apidra PI MKT. #v Page 1. PRODUCT INFORMATION. APIDRA APIDRA [insulin glulisine injection {rDNA origin}] is a recombinant human insulin .

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With one hand, stabilise the skin by spreading it or pinching up a large area, as recommended by your healthcare professional. Insert the needle into the skin as recommended by your healthcare professional. Inject the full dose of Apidra by pushing the plunger as far as it will go. Slowly count pj 10 before removing apidrq needle from the skin. Draw air into a U insulin syringe equal to the dose of Apidra to be injected. Push the needle through the rubber top of the vial and inject the air into the vial.

Leave the needle in the vial. Hold the vial and syringe firmly in one hand, with the vial above the syringe. Make sure the tip of qpidra needle is in the insulin and withdraw the correct dose into the syringe.

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Before removing the needle from the vial, check the syringe for air bubbles. If bubbles are present, hold the syringe vertically needle pointed upwards and tap firmly until the bubbles float to the top. Push the bubbles out with the plunger and then withdraw the correct dose. Remove the needle from the vial. If you need to put the syringe down, make sure the needle does not touch anything. Just before use, roll the vial of cloudy longer acting NPH insulin between your hands until the liquid is pu and uniformly cloudy.

Do not shake the vial. Draw air into a U insulin syringe equal to the dose of cloudy NPH insulin you are using. Po the needle through the rubber top of the NPH insulin vial apirda inject air into the vial. Withdraw the needle without drawing up any insulin.

Draw air into the syringe equal to your dose of Apidra and inject it into the Apidra vial but do not withdraw the needle. Make sure the tip of the needle is in the Apidra and withdraw the correct dose into the syringe. Pull the needle out of the Apidra vial. Expel any air from the syringe and check that the dose is correct.

Insert the needle into the vial of cloudy NPH qpidra. Make sure the tip of the needle is in the insulin and withdraw your dose of cloudy NPH insulin.

If you need to put the syringe down for a brief moment, make sure the needle does not touch anything. Inject the full dose of Apidra, or Apidra mixed with NPH insulin, by pushing the plunger as far as it will go. What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Apidra. It does not contain aapidra the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator.

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All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using Apidra against the benefits they expect it will have for you. If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again. What Apidra is used for Apidra is used to reduce high blood sugar glucose levels in people with diabetes mellitus.

Apidra is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas. Apidra is a short-acting insulin. Your doctor may tell you to use a long-acting insulin in combination with Apidra. Apidra is not addictive. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Apidra has been prescribed for you.

When you must not use Apidra Do not use Apidra:. If you have an allergy to:. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:. If you are experiencing low blood sugar levels hypoglycaemia – a “hypo”. If you have a lot of hypos discuss appropriate treatment with your doctor. After the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

If you use Apidra after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal. If the product appears cloudy, discoloured or contains particles, or if the injection pen, cartridge or vial appears damaged. If you apixra not sure whether you should start apivra this medicine, talk to your doctor. Do not give Apidra to children less than 4 years of age. There is no experience with the use of Apidra in children less than 4 years.

Before you start to use Apidra Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes. Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Pregnancy may make managing your diabetes more difficult. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your doctor if:. Alcohol, diet, exercise and your general health all affect the control of your diabetes.

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start using Apidra. Taking other apidda Tell apdra doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get apida a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Medicines that may increase the blood sugar lowering effect of Apidra include:. Medicines that may reduce the blood sugar lowering effect of Apidra include:. Certain heart medications, especially beta-blockers, may mask the symptoms of hypoglycaemia. Your doctor and pharmacist have a full list of medicines with which you must be careful or avoid while using Apidra.

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Please check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines or over the counter products. How to use Apidra Your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator will have shown you how to use Apidra. Carefully follow all the directions. Do not inject Apidra into a vein.

Apidra is intended for injection under the skin.

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Any change in this medicine should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. If apkdra do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator for help. How much to use Your doctor will tell you how much Apidra you need to use each day.

Your doctor may increase or decrease the dose, depending on your blood sugar levels. It is very important that you manage your diabetes carefully. Too much or too little insulin can cause serious effects.

When to use Apidra Your doctor will tell you when to use Apidra. Apidra should be used within 15 minutes before or immediately after a meal. Do not use Apidra if it is no longer clear and colourless or if it contains particles. Make sure you are using the correct injection pen, cartridge or vial. Always check the insulin label on the SoloStar pen, cartridge or vial before each injection to make sure you are using the right insulin. Keep the injection pen, cartridge or vial at room temperature for 1 or 2 hours before use.

Cold insulin is more painful to inject.

Always do a safety test before use. The safety test may highlight a problem with your injection pen.

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The safety test also removes any air bubbles and helps indicate whether or not a needle is bent or broken. Carefully follow the instructions provided with the pen, for loading a cartridge, attaching a needle, performing a safety test and administering the insulin injection.

If the reusable injection pen does not work properly, Apidra may be withdrawn from the cartridge into a syringe. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator for help.

Pre-filled disposable pens Apidra SoloStar disposable pens are pre-filled and ready for use. Once all the insulin is used, you cannot replace the cartridge.

Carefully follow the instructions provided with the Apidra SoloStar pen for attaching a needle, performing a safety test and administering the insulin injection. Never use an injection pen if it is damaged or if you are not sure that it is working properly. Use a new pen. P should be injected under the skin, being careful not to inject it into a muscle or vein.

Choose a site for injection. Inject Apidra into the abdomen, thighs or upper arms.