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Adjustments in drug dosage, meal patterns, or exercise may be needed. More severe episodes of hypoglycemia with coma, seizure, or neurologic impairment may be treated with intramuscular/subcutaneous glucagon or concentrated intravenous glucose. Sustained carbohydrate intake and observation may be necessary because hypoglycemia may recur after apparent clinical recovery. Hypokalemia must be corrected appropriately.
APIDRA (insulin glulisine [rdna origin] inj) is contraindicated:
- during episodes of hypoglycemia
- in patients who are hypersensitive to APIDRA (insulin glulisine [rdna origin] inj) or to any of its excipients When used in patients with known hypersensitivity to APIDRA (insulin glulisine [rdna origin] inj) or its excipients, patients may develop localized or generalized hypersensitivity reactions [See ADVERSE REACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/9/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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