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What are possible side effects of Apidra in children?

The diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine) can cause similar side effects in children as in adults. These include weight gain, swelling of the hands and feet, redness or itching at injection sites and changes in the skin around injection sites. If any side effect is persistent or bothersome, call your pediatrician for advice.

Get immediate medical help if your child develops signs of a serious reaction:
  • body rash or itching (not at injection sites)
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision
  • rapid or abnormal heartbeat
  • sweating
  • light-headedness or fainting
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • weakness
  • muscle cramps

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