The dose of insulin glulisine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders. You will give yourself injections of this medicine every day.
It is best to use a different place on the body for each injection (e.g., abdomen, thigh, or upper arm). If you have questions about this, contact a member of your health care team.
When used as a mealtime insulin, insulin glulisine should be taken within 15 minutes before the meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
Follow carefully the special meal plan your doctor gave you. This is the most important part of controlling your diabetes, and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.
This medicine can also be given as an intravenous (IV) infusion only by a healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
As of July 1, 2010 the cartridges will no longer be available for the OptiClik® insulin delivery device system. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this.
- For injection dosage form:
- For diabetes mellitus:
- Adults—The dose is based on your blood sugar and must be determined by your doctor.
- Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For diabetes mellitus:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store unused vials, SoloStar® prefilled pens, or cartridges in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
The vials that you are currently using may be kept in the refrigerator or at room temperature in a cool place, away from sunlight and heat, and must be used within 28 days.
The cartridge or SoloStar® prefilled pen that you are currently using should not be refrigerated and must be stored at room temperature, away from direct heat and light. Throw away any opened cartridge or prefilled pen after 28 days. Do not store the OptiClik® insulin delivery device, with or without the cartridge system, in the refrigerator.