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Review: Apidra side effects

In this review, we analyze Apidra side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Apidra. The review is based on 2,579 people who have side effects while taking Apidra from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Apidra

Apidra (latest outcomes from 2,595 users) has active ingredients of insulin glulisine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (insulin glulisine recombinant): Apidra Solostar.

On Nov, 28, 2014: 2,579 people who reported to have side effects when taking Apidra are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Blood Glucose IncreasedHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Blood Glucose IncreasedHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Blood Glucose IncreasedHepatic Function AbnormalConfusional StateHypoglycaemic Unconsciousness (unconsciousness due to low blood sugar)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Hypoglycaemic Coma (coma due to deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)AsthmaHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Suicide AttemptAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)Pelvic FractureKetoacidosis (high concentrations of ketone bodies in blood)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Pressure SoreHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)PneumoniaHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Dizziness
Sopor (sleep)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)VomitingPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Drug IneffectiveChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Eye Movements - UncontrollableDrug Ineffective
Asthenia (weakness)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedFeeling AbnormalDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Eye Haemorrhage (bleeding in the eye)Drug IneffectiveMigraine (headache)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Weight DecreasedHyperventilationDizzinessDiabetic Coma (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Visual DisturbanceBlood Glucose Decreased
Headache (pain in head)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Premature BabySalivary Hypersecretion (excess saliva secretion)Glycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedMuscle Pain (muscle pain)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Intentional OverdoseDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Ketonuria (ketones in urine)StressMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)VomitingDiabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Ketoacidosis (high concentrations of ketone bodies in blood)Eructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)Chest PainMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Dizziness
DizzinessMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Headache (pain in head)Weight Decreased
VomitingRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Drug Exposure During PregnancyBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Premature BabyHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)VomitingDiabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Metabolic Disorder (an abnormal function and pattern of body fat. insulin resistance refers to the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in promoting the transport of the sugar glucose, from blood into muscles and other tissues)Drug IneffectiveMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Insulin ResistanceBlood Glucose DecreasedHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Drug IneffectiveHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Hyperbilirubinaemia (excess of bilirubin in the blood)Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedWeight DecreasedDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveBlood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Respiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)VomitingHypoglycaemic Seizure (low blood sugar)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)DizzinessHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)Headache (pain in head)Drug IneffectiveHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Drug Exposure During PregnancyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessDizziness
Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Ketoacidosis (high concentrations of ketone bodies in blood)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Feeling AbnormalHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Blood Glucose IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Suicide AttemptNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Condition AggravatedHeadache (pain in head)VomitingMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)Feeling AbnormalMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Accidental OverdoseBlood Glucose FluctuationDrug IneffectiveMaternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Visual Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Vision in right eye has become more blurry, sometimes there is also a sensation of pressure at the back of right eye.

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  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Just recently diagnosed with mild neuropathy. Could this cause the nystagmus? Gabapentin is not helping neuropathy. But bad side effects from gabapentin, baclofen didnt help. Namenda didnt either.

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  • Possibly I have interstitial lung disease

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    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Graves' Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, GERD, and takes Apidra, Methimazole, Dexilant, Vitamin D, Selenium)
    After contracting a virus I experienced a "shut down" of my entire GI tract for greater than 4 months, then converted to Type 1 Diabetes (GAD-65 positive), also was found to be positive for Lyme Disease and was treated, then December 2012 was dx'd with Graves' Disease and most recently, my gall blad ...

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