Can Apidra interact with other medications or foods?

Foods are not known to interact with the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine), although you should ask your doctor if you need to limit or avoid alcohol. Many drugs, however, can impact Apidra's effectiveness. These include:
  • ACE inhibitors
  • beta-blockers
  • cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • diuretics (aka water pills)
  • antidepressants and/or other mood stabilizers
  • asthma and cold medicine
  • hormone replacement drugs and/or hormonal contraceptives
  • oral diabetes drugs
  • oral corticosteroids
  • salicylate pain relievers, such as aspirin, Doan’s
  • antibiotics
  • thyroid medication
Before taking Apidra for type 1 or type 2 diabetes, be sure to give your doctor a list of all the medications you take, whether prescription or over-the-counter, and all your supplements.

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