What is Apidra
Apidra is a medicine that is used to treat type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Side effects of Apidra
Side effects of Apidra are the followings:
- redness, swelling, or itching at the site of the injection;
- changes in the feel of your skin, skin thickening (fat build-up) or a little indentation in the skin (fat breakdown);
- swelling of the hands and feet;
- weight gain;
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor immediately:
- rash and itching over the whole body;
- shortness of breath;
- blurred vision;
- fast heartbeat;
- lightheadedness, fainting;
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- muscle cramps;
- abnormal heartbeat.
Apidra is used to treat type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes in adults.
Before using Apidra you should inform your doctor if you have:
- liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis or hepatitis;
- kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure);
- any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes or preservatives.
You should take Apidra exactly as it was prescribed for you. It is taken any time from 15 minutes before a meal to 20 minutes after starting it.