Based on the patient's lifestyle, the results of blood sugar (glucose) tests and previous insulin usage, the physician will determine how much Apidra the patients needs. Always use Apidra exactly as the physician prescribed.
Apidra Solostar is a short-acting insulin. The physician may advise to use it in combination with an intermediate, long-acting insulin, a basal insulin or with tablets used to treat high blood sugar levels.
Switching from another insulin to insulin glulisine may require dosage adjustment by the physician.
If the patient missed a dose of Apidra Solostar or has injected enough insulin, blood sugar level may become too high (hyperglycemia). Check blood sugar frequently. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Administration: Apidra Solostar should be taken shortly (0-15 min) before or soon after meals. Apidra Solostar is injected under the skin (SC). The physician will show Apidra Solostar can be injected in the abdominal wall, the thigh or upper arm or by continuous infusion in the abdominal wall. The effect will be slightly quicker if the insulin is injected into the abdomen. As for all insulins, injection sites and infusion sites within an injection area (abdomen, thigh or upper arm) must be rotated from one injection to the next.