Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection

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Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a fast-acting type of insulin that helps to lower blood sugar levels after meals and reduce the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.

Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, injection site reactions, lipodystrophy, itching, and rash. To prevent these, it is important to always inject the correct dose of medicine, have regular meals (do not skip), and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection

Benefits of Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection

In Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)

Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection is a modern, rapid-acting form of insulin that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your cells so your body can use it for energy. It begins to lower your blood glucose level within 10-20 minutes of injecting it and the effect can last for 3-5 hours. You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this medicine for it to be most effective.

Lowering blood glucose levels helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Apidra Solostar

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site)
  • Rash
  • Itching

How to use Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection works

Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection is fast-acting insulin which starts working within 10-20 minutes after injecting. It works similar to the insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of glucose in muscle and fat cells and also blocks the release of glucose from the liver.

Safety advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection.
Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised.

What if you forget to take Apidra Solostar Solution for Injection?

If you have missed a dose of Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection, your blood sugar level may become too high (hyperglycemia). Check your blood sugar and then take the next dose accordingly.

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Quick tips

  • Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and take your other diabetes medicines along with Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection.
  • Take it 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Do not use it if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremors, weakness, and anxiety.
  • Opened vials/cartridges stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Insulin analogue
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Insulin analogues- rapid acting

Interaction with drugs

Taking Apidra Solostar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Any latest discoveris for type 1 mellitus Diabetes?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Ireland is delighted to hear of the Harvard success and congratulate Professor Melton and colleagues on figuring out the complex series of steps necessary to turn stem cells into beta cells. Hopefully, they can negotiate the regulations for mass production so that an abundant supply of beta cells is available an new and innovative methods will be developed to cure/treat Type 1 diabetes. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune condition whereby the body kills off its own beta (insulin producing) cells resulting in the need for daily insulin administration through the skin. Replacing beta cells in the first step towards a cure, but the replaced beta cells need to be protected from the body?s autoimmune response. This means protecting them in a coating or taking drugs to prevent the response (possible worse side effects than diabetes).

User feedback


Q. I am taking pioglitazone for diabetes. Can I take Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection with it?

You have to be extra careful if you are planning to take both pioglitazone and Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection. Consult your doctor first before taking any other medicine. The doctor will suggest if you can safely take Apidra with pioglitazone and if you would need regular follow-up. This is because Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention in your body, especially when used in combination with insulin. You may develop symptoms of heart failure like edema, swelling of hands and feet, weight gain, breathlessness, etc. Also if you already have heart failure, it may get aggravated.

Q. I started using Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection recently and was told to not inject into the same spot over and over again. Why?

It is correct that you should not use the same spot again, as it can cause changes in the fatty tissue just under the skin. It can either cause lipodystrophy or lipohypertrophy. Lipodystrophy means abnormal changes in the distribution of body fat. It includes lipohypertrophy (thickening of adipose tissue) and lipoatrophy (thinning of adipose tissue), and may affect insulin absorption. Rotate insulin injection or infusion sites within the same region to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy.

Q. What if I accidentally inject Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection into a muscle?

Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection contains a fast-acting insulin. Injecting Apidra into a muscle would make its absorption even more rapid. As a result, the chance of having a serious episode of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar would increase. Therefore, you should inject the insulin just beneath the skin by pinching up some skin and fat.<br>

Q. I have been taking metoprolol for high blood pressure for a long time. Do I need to be careful about anything if I have started glulisine now?

Yes, you need to be careful because symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) like increased heart rate may not be noticed by you. Keep a regular check on your blood sugar and consult your doctor if the problem persists.

Q. Can Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection be stopped once started?

It depends on whether you have type I diabetes mellitus (body does not produce insulin) or type II (body does not respond to insulin). For patients with type I external source of insulin is the only treatment available which cannot be stopped, as your body does not produce sufficient insulin. But for patients with type II diabetes mellitus, the doctor may stop Apidra if your blood sugar levels are well controlled with exercise, healthy diet and other diabetes pills. However, do not stop taking it on your own without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition.

Q. Can Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary candies, glucose, glucon-D or fruit juice with you.

Q. What class of drug is Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection?

Apidra Solostar 100IU/ml Injection belongs to the class of antidiabetic medications. It is a man-made version of insulin which is prescribed in diabetic adults and children of age 1 year and above. This medicine is used to help improve blood sugar levels and glycemic control.

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