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What should I avoid while using Apidra?

There are several things you should avoid if you’re taking the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine). It is important to avoid the following:
  • skipping or delaying meals. Try to eat about the same amount and types of food on a regular schedule.
  • injecting Apidra in the same spot each time. You can inject Apidra in your stomach, thighs or upper arms, but don’t use the same site more than once every week or two.
  • certain medications. Many drugs—even common over-the-counter ones—can interact with Apidra, so be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements you take.
  • taking Apidra when your blood sugar is low.
  • sharing needles, prefilled pens or syringes.
You may also need to avoid alcohol while taking this drug for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor about your alcohol consumption before starting this drug.

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