19 Oct APIDRA [insulin glulisine injection (rDNA origin)] is a recombinant . package insert, and the pump manufacturer’s manual (see DOSAGE AND. Technische Information / Technical information. Kontur / Outline. Package leaflet: Information for the user. Apidra® SoloStar®. Units/ml solution for injection. Apidra U/ml, solution for injection in a pre filled pen SoloStar. 2. the pre- filled pen SoloStar, the instructions for use included in the package leaflet must.
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You and your doctor should design an insulin plan for those times when you are sick. How long to use Apidra Continue using Apidra for as long as your doctor recommends. Things to be careful of Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how Apidra affects you.
Ask your doctor for a letter explaining why you are taking injecting pens and needles with you. This can be given by a relative, friend, workmate or carer who knows how to give it. Withdraw the needle without drawing up any insulin. Tell your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator if you are travelling.
You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects. Always do a safety test before use. Only mix Apidra with another insulin if your doctor has instructed you to do so. With one hand, stabilise the skin by spreading it or pinching up a large area, as recommended by your healthcare professional. If you are travelling, it is a good idea to:. If you do not respond to glucagon treatment, you will have to be treated in a hospital. Medicines that may increase the blood sugar lowering effect of Apidra include:.
Tell your doctor if you often have hypoglycaemia or if you have ever become unconscious after using Apidra. Tell your doctor if your diet changes. Use a new pen. Using the outer needle cap, unscrew the needle and dispose of it safely into a sharps container. If you packwge missed a dose and are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or healthcare professional for specific advice. Each country you visit will need to see this letter, so you should take several copies.
What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Apidra. Do not share vials, needles or syringes. Draw air into the syringe equal to your dose of Apidra and inject it into the Apidra vial but do not withdraw the needle. Inject the full dose of Apidra, pavkage Apidra mixed with NPH insulin, by pushing the plunger as far as it will go. Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
Make sure the tip of the needle is in the insulin and withdraw your dose of cloudy NPH insulin. Tell your doctor if you are ill. Pre-filled disposable pens Apidra SoloStar disposable pens are pre-filled and ready for use.
What it looks like Apidra is a clear, colourless solution available in 3mL cartridges and 10mL vials. Draw air into a U insulin syringe equal to the dose of Apidra to be injected.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator to answer any questions you may have. More severe symptoms of hypoglycaemia, including:.
Too much or too little insulin can cause serious effects. Disposal Dispose of your needles and disposable injection devices safely into a sharps container. Follow up with extra packqge, e. Always carry some sugary food or drink with you.
Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. Do not give Apidra to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you. The above list includes the more common side effects of your medicine.
Do not give Apidra to children less imsert 4 years of age. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:. Storage All medicines should be kept where children cannot reach them. Do not skip meals while using Apidra. When to use Apidra Your doctor will tell you when to use Apidra.
Symptoms of severe hyperglycaemia include:. Expel any air from the syringe and check that the dose is correct. Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. Before first use, store the pre-filled pen at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Do NOT use a double dose of your insulin. If you miss taking your dose at the regular scheduled time, taking a dose at another time can increase your risk of having a hypo.
If you experience any of these symptoms of hypoglycaemia, you need to raise your blood sugar urgently. Push the needle through the rubber top of the vial and inject the air into the vial.