Pharmacy Diabetes

Insulin Formulations – Apidra

Name of Medication

Apidra contains 100 IU/mL (3.49 mg/mL) insulin glulisine

Key Practice Points
  • All doses of metformin should be taken with food and never on an empty stomach since it is known for causing gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, bloating and diarrhoea. Sometimes however it may also cause constipation.
  • It is also known for causing intermittent diarrhoea which people may put down to something they have eaten especially when eating out and when they have limited control over their food intake (i.e., at a friend’s house for a meal).