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What are the side effects of insulin glulisine?

The most common side effect of insulin glulisine is low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. Take precautions, such as carry glucose tablets with you, to counteract this condition before using insulin glulisine. Learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia, which include nausea, headache, hunger, drowsiness or confusion, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat or sweating, tremors, difficulty concentrating, or seizures. This medication can also cause a condition called hypokalemia, or low potassium in the blood. The symptoms of hypokalemia are dry mouth or thirstiness, muscle pain or pain in the legs, uneven heartbeats, weakness, and confusion.

If you experience redness, rash, thickening, or swelling at the sight of injection of insulin glulisine, talk to your doctor. If you experience symptoms of allergic reaction to insulin glulisine such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling in your face and neck, seek immediate emergency medical attention.

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