Apidra SoloStar is a prescription medication that contains Insulin Glulisine as its active substance. It is manufactured by Sanofi and is available in the form of a pen for injection. This medication is used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Apidra SoloStar is used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is a rapid-acting insulin that works to lower blood sugar levels after meals.
How to use:
Apidra SoloStar should be used as directed by a healthcare professional. The dosage and frequency of injections will vary depending on the patient’s condition and response to treatment. The medication is administered by subcutaneous injection and should be injected into the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. It should not be injected into a vein or muscle.
Apidra SoloStar should be stored in the refrigerator between 2-8°C. Once opened, it can be stored at room temperature (below 30°C) for up to 28 days. The pen should be kept out of the reach of children.
Mechanism of action:
Insulin Glulisine works by binding to specific receptors on cells throughout the body, which allows the cells to absorb glucose from the blood. This lowers blood sugar levels and provides the body with energy.
Patients should inform their doctor if they have any allergies, kidney or liver disease, or any other medical conditions before using Apidra SoloStar. They should also inform their doctor of any medications they are currently taking.
Apidra SoloStar is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Insulin Glulisine or any of the other ingredients in the medication. It should also not be used in patients with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Apidra SoloStar may interact with other medications, including certain oral diabetes medications and beta-blockers. Patients should inform their doctor of any medications they are currently taking before starting Apidra SoloStar treatment.
In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may include confusion, sweating, weakness, and seizures.
Common side effects of Apidra SoloStar include injection site reactions (pain, redness, or swelling), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), and weight gain. Serious side effects may include allergic reactions, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, and low potassium levels.