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When should I call my doctor if my child is using Apidra?

If your child is taking the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine), you should call his doctor right away or get immediate medical help if any of these signs of a severe reaction develop:
  • body-wide 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
You should also call your child’s doctor about any of the following symptoms if they become severe or persistent:
  • redness, swelling or itching at injection sites
  • changes in skin around injection sites
  • swelling in hands and feet
  • weight gain
  • constipation
You should also call the doctor if your child develops other side effects that seem worrisome or won’t go away.

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