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What are possible side effects of Apidra?

The diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine) can have several side effects, some potentially serious. Call your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you experience any of the following:
  • body-wide rash or itching
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision
  • rapid or abnormal heartbeat
  • sweating
  • light-headedness or fainting
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • weakness or muscle cramps
Call your doctor about any of the following symptoms if they become severe or persistent:
  • redness, swelling or itching at injection sites
  • changes in your skin around injection sites, especially thickening or pitting
  • swelling in your hands and feet
  • weight gain
  • constipation
Apidra can have other side effects, as well. Always check with your doctor if something seems unusual or bothersome while you're using this drug.