When should I call my doctor if I am using Apidra?

Call your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you experience any of these symptoms while taking the diabetes drug Apidra (insulin glulisine):
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.