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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 Apr, 11, 2015: 2,579 people who reported to have side effects when taking Apidra are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HypoglycaemiaBlood Glucose IncreasedHyperglycaemiaBlood Glucose IncreasedHyperglycaemiaHypoglycaemiaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Blood Glucose IncreasedHepatic Function AbnormalConfusional StateHypoglycaemic UnconsciousnessHypoglycaemiaHypoglycaemic ComaAsthmaHypoglycaemia
Suicide AttemptAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAstheniaPelvic FractureKetoacidosisSyncopePressure SoreHyperglycaemia
SoporDiabetic KetoacidosisVomitingPruritusDrug IneffectiveChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseEye Movements - UncontrollableDrug Ineffective
AstheniaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedFeeling AbnormalDyspnoeaEye HaemorrhageDrug IneffectiveMigraineDyspnoea
Drug IneffectiveDecreased AppetiteWeight DecreasedHyperventilationDizzinessDiabetic ComaVisual DisturbanceBlood Glucose Decreased
HeadacheHyperglycaemiaPremature BabySalivary HypersecretionGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedMuscle PainMalaise
Intentional OverdoseDyspnoeaKetonuriaStressMyocardial InfarctionVomitingDiabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic KetoacidosisMalaiseKetoacidosisEructationChest PainMalaiseNausea

Most common side effects by gender * :

Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Diabetic KetoacidosisDizziness
HeadacheWeight Decreased
VomitingRenal Failure Acute

Most common side effects by age * :

Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsionDiabetic KetoacidosisDrug Exposure During PregnancyBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Premature BabyHypoglycaemiaVomitingDiabetic KetoacidosisHyperglycaemiaHypoglycaemiaHypoglycaemiaHypoglycaemia
Metabolic DisorderDrug IneffectiveMalaiseInsulin ResistanceBlood Glucose DecreasedHyperglycaemiaDrug IneffectiveHyperglycaemia
HyperbilirubinaemiaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedWeight DecreasedDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveBlood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Respiratory DistressVomitingHypoglycaemic SeizureDiabetes MellitusHypoglycaemiaDizzinessHyperglycaemiaDyspnoea
BronchitisHeadacheDrug IneffectiveHyperglycaemiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyNauseaDizzinessDizziness
Withdrawal SyndromeEpilepsyHyperglycaemiaKetoacidosisDiabetic KetoacidosisHypotensionHeadacheDrug Ineffective
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusFeeling AbnormalHypoglycaemiaBlood Glucose IncreasedNauseaSuicide AttemptNauseaHyperhidrosis
TremorCondition AggravatedHeadacheVomitingMalaiseHeadacheFeeling AbnormalMalaise
Accidental OverdoseBlood Glucose FluctuationDrug IneffectiveMaternal Exposure During PregnancyDiabetic KetoacidosisMalaiseVisual Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

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