What should my child avoid while using Apidra?

There are several things your child should avoid when taking the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine). These include:
  • skipping or delaying meals. Try to have your child eat about the same amounts and types of food on a regular schedule.
  • injecting Apidra in the same spot each time. Your child can inject Apidra in the stomach, thighs or arms, but make sure he doesn’t use the same spot more than once every week or two.
  • taking certain medications. Apidra can interact with many drugs. Make sure your pediatrician knows all of your child's other drugs—and make sure your child avoids common drugs (like cold medicines) that can interact with Apidra.
  • taking Apidra when blood sugar is low.

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