Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL

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Drug Strength: 100 IU
Drug Form : SoloStar Injection
Pack Size : 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Apidra SoloStar Injection contains Insulin Glulisine | belongs to Insulin

SKU: pu_pg_1412_1870 Category:

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    How it works

    Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL

    • Decreased blood glucose levels
    • Headache
    • Fast heartbeat
    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Sore throat
    • Unusual tiredness and weakness

    Uses of Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Type I Diabetes mellitus

      This medicine is used in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes mellitus, a lifelong condition in which the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin to control the blood sugar levels.

    • Type II Diabetes Mellitus

      This medicine is used in the treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, a lifelong condition in which the insulin produced by the body cannot be used properly by the cells to convert glucose into energy.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of administration of the dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 5 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of both hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption. This may cause severe side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased hunger, mood changes, extreme fatigue, etc.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      Use of insulin by breastfeeding women is considered acceptable. Breastfeeding women generally require lower doses of insulin.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

    • Hypoglycemia

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from decreased blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) since it may worsen the patient's condition.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Breast-feeding

      Use of insulin by breastfeeding women is considered acceptable. Breastfeeding women generally require lower doses of insulin.

    General Warnings
    • Hypersensitivity reactions

      This medicine may cause serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity reactions (severe allergic reactions) including anaphylactic shock in some patients. Seek immediate medical intervention if any signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction such as skin rash, sore throat, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, etc. occur. If an anaphylactic reaction occurs, the treatment should be discontinued immediately and appropriate corrective measures should be undertaken.

    • Hypoglycemia

      This medicine may cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from kidney diseases, malnourishment, pituitary gland diseases, etc. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition. Your doctor may advise you to carry a sugar candy to counteract the effects of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

    • Hypokalemia (Decreased potassium levels)

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients at risk of developing hypokalemia or patients suffering from hypokalemia since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, or dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Driving and Operating machinery

      This medicine may cause symptoms such as weakness, drowsiness, sleepiness, dizziness, inability to concentrate etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

    • Heart Failure

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who are concomitantly taking PPAR-gamma agonists (Thiazolidinediones) due to the increased risk of fluid retention which may exacerbate to heart failure. Frequent clinical monitoring is advised in such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    • Use in Children

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age for treating type II diabetes and for that of type 1 diabetes mellitus is 4 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

    • Single Person Use

      This medicine (pen) should not be shared with others even if the needle is changed. Sharing of syringes or needles with another person, who are using vials is strictly not advised.

    • Route of Administration

      In specific circumstances, some formulations of this medicine can also be administered intravenously in infusion systems using polypropylene infusion bags strictly under the medical supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Since this medicine is administered before food, you may not be on a timed dosing schedule. In case of a missed dose, administer the medicine within 20 minutes after the meal. If the time gap is more since the meal, consult your doctor whether to inject the missed dose or not. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek immediate medical attention or contact the doctor if an overdose of this medicine is suspected. Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) may occur in case of an overdose with symptoms such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, etc. In cases of mild hypoglycemic episodes, oral glucose or sugary products can be used to avoid severe hypoglycemia.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Corticosteroids moderate
    • Beta blockers moderate
    • ACE inhibitors moderate
    • Fluoroquinolones moderate
    • Aspirin moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • moderate

      Caution is advised if this medicine is used in patients at an increased risk of developing hypokalemia or patients suffering from hypokalemia (decreased blood potassium levels) since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    General Instructions

    Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels and frequent follow-up visits with the doctor may be required based on the clinical condition. Never share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.

    Other details

    • To be taken before food
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    What happens if I miss a dose of Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL?

    Adults & Children over 6 yr: By SC Inj immediately before a meal or, if necessary, soon after a meal. Dosage according to individual requirements.
    The dosage of insulin should be adjusted to maintain premeal and bedtime blood glucose of 80-140 mg/dL (Children lt; 5 yr: 100-200 mg/dL).

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Apidra SoloStar Injection 100 IU 5 Pre filled Penx3 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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