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Common Apidra Side Effects


The most commonly reported Apidra side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Blood Glucose Increased (210)
Hyperglycaemia (99)
Hypoglycaemia (89)
Product Quality Issue (63)
Blood Glucose Decreased (59)
Malaise (40)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (37)
Dizziness (34)
Dyspnoea (31)
Nausea (27)
Headache (26)
Vision Blurred (25)
Hypoglycaemic Unconsciousness (23)
Feeling Abnormal (23)
Fall (22)
Vomiting (21)
Asthenia (21)
Fatigue (19)
Weight Increased (18)
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control (18)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Apidra Side Effects Reported to FDA



Apidra Side Effect Report#9942247
Eye Disorder, Cardiac Disorder, Discomfort
This is a report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra (dosage: 3 Ml Cartridge At A Dose As Per The Glycemic Index, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Lantus (3ml Cartridge Dose:64 Unit(s))
  • Multivitamins
  • Crestor
  • Somalgin (Strength:100mg)
  • Concor
  • Clikstar
  • Clikstar
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eye Disorder, Cardiac Disorder, Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra treatment in female patients, resulting in Eye Disorder side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9924991
Ischaemic Stroke
This report suggests a potential Apidra Ischaemic Stroke side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus and used Apidra (dosage: Dose:10 Unit(s)) starting 201310. After starting Apidra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ischaemic StrokeAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Apidra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ischaemic Stroke, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9921633
Haemodialysis, Renal Transplant, Muscle Rigidity, Gait Disturbance, Panic Disorder, Dyspnoea
This Haemodialysis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus. On 201401 this consumer started treatment with Apidra Solostar (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lantus
  • Insulin, Regular
  • Prednisone (Gradual Dose Decreased)
  • Prednisone
When using Apidra Solostar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemodialysis, Renal Transplant, Muscle Rigidity, Gait Disturbance, Panic Disorder, DyspnoeaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Haemodialysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9916023
Renal Failure
This Renal Failure side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Apidra (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lantus
.After starting to take Apidra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Renal FailureThese side effects may potentially be related to Apidra.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9913480
Blood Glucose Abnormal
This is a report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Frequency: 3-4 Times On Sliding Scale?product Start Date 5 Years, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra Solostar treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Abnormal side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9884221
Eye Disorder, Visual Acuity Reduced, Injection Site Urticaria, Blood Glucose Increased
This report suggests a potential Apidra Solostar Eye Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus and used Apidra Solostar (dosage: 15-20 Units Sliding Scale.) starting NS. After starting Apidra Solostar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Eye Disorder, Visual Acuity Reduced, Injection Site Urticaria, Blood Glucose IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lantus Solostar (Dose:40 Unit(s))
  • Levemir
Although Apidra Solostar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Eye Disorder, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9880901
Paralysis, Speech Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Convulsion, Hypotension, Wheezing, Hyperhidrosis, Urticaria, Blood Glucose Increased
This Paralysis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. On 201209 this consumer started treatment with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Sliding Scale Twice Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Apidra Solostar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Paralysis, Speech Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Convulsion, Hypotension, Wheezing, Hyperhidrosis, Urticaria, Blood Glucose IncreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Paralysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9862202
Injection Site Abscess
This Injection Site Abscess side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IN. A 20-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Apidra (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Apidra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Injection Site AbscessThese side effects may potentially be related to Apidra.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9856086
Appendicitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Product Physical Issue
This is a report of a 14-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Dose: According To Glycemic Level, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Nph Insulin
  • Alvesco
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Appendicitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Product Physical Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra Solostar treatment in male patients, resulting in Appendicitis side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9848323
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Premature Labour, Premature Delivery
This report suggests a potential Apidra Solostar Insulin Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: gestational diabetes and used Apidra Solostar Insulin (dosage: 10 Units With Meals) starting
Dec 17, 2013. After starting Apidra Solostar Insulin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Premature Labour, Premature DeliveryAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Nph Human Insulin (bumulin)
Although Apidra Solostar Insulin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9840441
Adverse Event
This Adverse Event problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Dose:6 Unit(s)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Apidra Solostar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Adverse EventThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Adverse Event, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9840425
Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Exposure During Pregnancy
This Premature Rupture Of Membranes side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gestational diabetes.The patient was prescribed Apidra Solostar (drug dosage: Dose:10 Unit(s)), which was initiated on
Dec 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Apidra Solostar the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Apidra Solostar. The patient was hospitalized.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9838228
Leg Amputation
This is a report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra (dosage: Dose=30 Iu In The Morning And 20 Iu In The Night, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Device Nos
  • Insulin, Regular
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Leg Amputation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra treatment in female patients, resulting in Leg Amputation side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9822149
Lipoma, Feeling Abnormal, Muscle Tightness, Injection Site Paraesthesia, Contusion, Injection Site Pruritus, Therapeutic Response Delayed
This report suggests a potential Apidra Lipoma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus,gestational diabetes and used Apidra (dosage: Daily Dose 20-25 Units) starting 2000. After starting Apidra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Lipoma, Feeling Abnormal, Muscle Tightness, Injection Site Paraesthesia, Contusion, Injection Site Pruritus, Therapeutic Response DelayedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Apidra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Lipoma, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9790307
Cardiac Failure Congestive, Asthma, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
This Cardiac Failure Congestive problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus. On NS this consumer started treatment with Apidra Solostar (dosage: 8/12/12 Units). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Apidra Solostar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Failure Congestive, Asthma, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep Apnoea SyndromeAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Failure Congestive, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9790303
Chest Injury, Hypoglycaemia, Syncope
This Chest Injury side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT. A 64-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Apidra (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levemir
  • Januvia (Dose:1 Unit(s))
  • Ramipril
  • Irbesartan
  • Glucobay
  • Coumadin (Stregth:5 Mg)
  • Crestor (Strength: 10 Mg)
  • Eskim
.After starting to take Apidra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Chest Injury, Hypoglycaemia, SyncopeThese side effects may potentially be related to Apidra. The patient was hospitalized.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9790083
Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CO, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra (dosage: NA, start time: 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cardio-respiratory Arrest after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra treatment in female patients, resulting in Cardio-respiratory Arrest side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9769609
Arterial Occlusive Disease, Fatigue, Foot Fracture, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered, Fall
This report suggests a potential Apidra (insulin Glulisine 100 International Units/millilitre Arterial Occlusive Disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus and used Apidra (insulin Glulisine 100 International Units/millilitre (dosage: Subcutaneous/injection, Solution/100 International U Nits(s)/millilitre) starting 2012. After starting Apidra (insulin Glulisine 100 International Units/millilitre the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arterial Occlusive Disease, Fatigue, Foot Fracture, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Incorrect Dose Administered, FallAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lantus (insulin Glargine)
  • Autopen 24
  • Calcium
  • Clopidogrel
  • Somalgin Cardio
Although Apidra (insulin Glulisine 100 International Units/millilitre demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arterial Occlusive Disease, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9752238
Dizziness, Dizziness, Product Substitution Issue
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Apidra (dosage: 5 Units For Meal Three Times Daily Given Into/under The Skin). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Apidra, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dizziness, Dizziness, Product Substitution IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9739327
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Apidra (drug dosage: Dose:45 Unit(s)), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Apidra the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Apidra.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9732243
Gastritis, Dizziness, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Weight Increased, Blood Glucose Increased, Visual Acuity Reduced
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Dose On Sliding Scale With Meals?dosage: 16-18 Units Three Times A Day, start time: 201302), combined with:
  • Lantus Solostar (Dose:9 Unit(s))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastritis, Dizziness, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Weight Increased, Blood Glucose Increased, Visual Acuity Reduced after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra Solostar treatment in female patients, resulting in Gastritis side effect.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9715813
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Colon Cancer, Asthenia, Asthenia, Asthenia
This report suggests a potential Apidra Cardio-respiratory Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diabetes mellitus,cancer pain and used Apidra (dosage: Dose:15 Unit(s)) starting 2003. After starting Apidra the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Colon Cancer, Asthenia, Asthenia, AstheniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tramadol
  • Multivitamins
Although Apidra demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardio-respiratory Arrest, may still occur.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9704476
Vertigo, Balance Disorder
This Vertigo problem was reported by a physician from PL. A 39-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus. On
Nov 01, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Apidra Solostar (dosage: Dose: 4 To 10 U). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lantus Solostar (Dose: 18-20 U)
When using Apidra Solostar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vertigo, Balance DisorderThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vertigo, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9685223
Sinusitis, Malaise
This Sinusitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: type 2 diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Apidra Solostar (drug dosage: 16/16/25 Units), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Z-pak
.After starting to take Apidra Solostar the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sinusitis, MalaiseThese side effects may potentially be related to Apidra Solostar.
Apidra Side Effect Report#9663028
Blood Ketone Body, Blood Glucose Increased, Stress
This is a report of a 32-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: type 1 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Apidra (dosage: 20-25 Units, start time:
Oct 12, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Ketone Body, Blood Glucose Increased, Stress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Apidra treatment in male patients, resulting in Blood Ketone Body side effect.


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The appearance of Apidra on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Apidra Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Blood Glucose Increased 136
Hyperglycaemia 69
Hypoglycaemia 54
Product Quality Issue 46
Blood Glucose Decreased 42
Diabetic Ketoacidosis 32
Malaise 27
Dyspnoea 26
Dizziness 21
Headache 20

What are common Apidra Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Blood Glucose Increased 73
Hypoglycaemia 35
Hyperglycaemia 28
Product Quality Issue 17
Blood Glucose Decreased 16
Dizziness 13
Malaise 13
Vision Blurred 11
Visual Impairment 11
Death 9

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    Apidra Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0088-2500
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameApidra
    Nameinsulin glulisine
    Dosage FormINJECTION, SOLUTION
    RouteSUBCUTANEOUS
    On market since20090224
    LabelerSanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)INSULIN GLULISINE
    Strength(s)100
    Unit(s)[iU]/mL
    Pharma ClassInsulin [Chemical/Ingredient],Insulin Analog [EPC]

    Apidra Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 789

    Apidra safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 37

    Reported hospitalizations: 253

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