Apidra Solostar

Apidra Solostar

insulin glulisine

Manufacturer:

sanofi-aventis

Distributor:

sanofi-aventis
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Insulin glulisine
Indications/Uses
Treatment of adults, adolescents & childn ≥6 yr w/ DM, where treatment w/ insulin is required.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
Should be taken with food: Administer w/in 15 min or immediately after a meal.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Renal or hepatic impairment. Transfer from other types of insulin. Inadequate dosing or discontinuation of treatment. Monitor blood sugar level frequently. Contains metacresol which may cause allergic reactions. For SC use only. Consult doctor if patient needs to inj the insulin by another method. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Hypoglycemia; hyperglycemia; systemic allergic reactions; skin & allergic reactions at the inj site eg, reddening, unusually intense pain, itching, hives, swelling or inflammation; lipodystrophy.
Drug Interactions
Medicines that may cause hypoglycemia including other antidiabetics, ACE inhibitors, disopyramide, fluoxetine, fibrates, MAOIs, pentoxifylline, propoxyphene, salicylates eg, aspirin, sulfonamide antibiotics. Medicines that may cause hyperglycemia including corticosteroids, danazol, diazoxide, diuretics, glucagon, INH, estrogens, progestogens, phenothiazine derivatives, somatropin; sympathomimetics eg, epinephrine, salbutamol, terbutaline; thyroid hormones, PIs, atypical antipsychotics eg, olanzapine & clozapine. Blood sugar level may either rise or fall w/ β-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, reserpine, lithium salts & alcohol. May cause hypoglycaemia w/ pentamidine which may sometimes be followed by hyperglymia.
MIMS Class
Insulin Preparations
ATC Classification
A10AB06 - insulin glulisine ; Belongs to the class of fast-acting insulins and analogues. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Apidra Solostar soln for inj 3.49 mg/mL (100 u/mL)
Packing/Price
3 mL x 5 × 1's (P1,680.7/box)
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