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    Insulin Glulisine

    Information about Insulin Glulisine

    Insulin glulisine uses

    Insulin Glulisine is used in the treatment of diabetes.

    How insulin glulisine works

    Insulin Glulisine is a fast-acting insulin, starts working within 10-20 minutes after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

    Common side effects of insulin glulisine

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Insulin Glulisine

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      Sanofi India Ltd
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    Expert advice for Insulin Glulisine

    • Insulin Glulisine helps to control blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Insulin Glulisine.
    • Take Insulin Glulisine 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
    • 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.
    • Opened vials/cartridge are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator  (2°C–8°C).
    • Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colourless, or if it contains particles.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)