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Apidra (insulin glulisine) prescription available online 

If you are suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, Apidra (insulin glulisine) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Apidra today from a board-certified doctor online.

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Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)

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Insurance accepted, but not required

Prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy*

*Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

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3 simple steps to request your Apidra prescription today 

Step 1

Book an Apidra prescription request appointment.

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Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Apidra prescription.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your Apidra prescription.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Apidra prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your Apidra prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free

First visit


For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Apidra prescription FAQs

  • How much does Apidra cost?

    Apidra injectable solution (100 units/mL) costs roughly $309 for a 10-milliliter supply, depending on the drugstore. Price varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions. Note: Pricing may be affected by the Affordable Insulin Now Act in the future.

  • How can I refill my Apidra prescription?

    Apidra is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Who should not take Apidra?

    Do not take Apidra if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Tell your doctor before taking Apidra if you:

    • Have or had kidney problems

    • Have or had liver problems

    • Have or had diabetic ketoacidosis

    • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

    • Breastfeed

    • Drink heavily

    • Suffer from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

  • How long does it take Apidra insulin to work?

    Apidra is a fast acting insulin taken before mealtime and start working within 15 minutes of injection.

  • Can Apidra be given after a meal?

    Apidra should be taken 15 minutes before a meal, or within 20 mins after the start of a meal.

  • How long can Apidra stay refrigerated?

    Apidra can stay refrigerated for approximately 48 hours or 2 days.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Apidra?

    Apidra is a fast acting insulin taken before mealtime. Here is what to do if you miss a dose of Apidra:

    • If you miss it within 20 mins of eating - take a dose.

    • If you miss it by more than an hour - check your glucose levels and/or follow the instructions provided by your doctor or you should call your doctor regarding insulin dose adjustment.

  • What happens if I take too much Apidra?

    Excess insulin may lead to severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

About Apidra (insulin glulisine)

Apidra is considered an insulin, which functions by lowering blood glucose levels. Like any insulin this medication can only be used for lowering high blood sugar.

Some conditions that Apidra (insulin glulisine) is known to treat include type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Apidra is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation known as insulin glulisine, in addition to under other brand names such as Apidra and Apidra SoloStar.

Apidra may be prescribed as an insulin glulisine injection. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Apidra, be sure to complete the full course of insulin glulisine for the blood glucose lowering effect, unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the insulin glulisine may not fully treat your type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus symptoms.

Apidra uses

There are many FDA-approved uses for Apidra, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Apidra (insulin glulisine) was approved by the FDA to enhance blood sugar control in kids (4 years and older) and adults having diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar). When injected intravenously, Apidra is a recombinant insulin analog that has potential equal to regular human insulin.  When administered subcutaneously, it begins working quicker than regular human insulin.

Apidra side effects

The side effects associated with taking Apidra are typically moderate to severe. Common Apidra side effects include:

    • Severe redness or swelling near the injection site

    • Itchy skin rash over the entire body

    • Trouble breathing

    • Fast heartbeat

    • Feeling like you might pass out

    • Swelling in your tongue or throat

    • Severe hypoglycemia

    Aside from allergic reactions, other side effects, which are more severe include:

    • Weight gain

    • Swelling in your hands or feet

    • Feeling short of breath

    • Leg cramps

    • Constipation

    • Irregular heartbeat

    • Increased thirst or urination

    • Numbness or tingling

    • Muscle weakness

    • Limp feeling

    You should tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

    Tell your doctor immediately if you begin to display signs of allergic reactions to Apidra.

How to take Apidra

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Apidra prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Contact your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions. Your doctor may use blood glucose monitoring to adjust your dose accordingly.

Apidra can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Dosage instructions may include:

  • Subcutaneous injection: Apidra should be taken 15 minutes before a meal, or within 20 mins after the start of a meal. Apidra should be injected subcutaneously into the abdomen region, upper arm, or thigh. Dispose of the needle properly and do not reuse the needle, so as not to risk infection.

  • Intravenous infusion: Intravenous infusion can only be performed under strict medical supervision. The doctor must closely monitor blood glucose and potassium during the process.

  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pump (insulin pump): Different physical factors may change your individualized dosage plan. When using with an external insulin infusion pump, follow instructions and do not mix or dilute.

What to avoid while taking Apidra

Apidra has 377 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. Some drug interactions can impact the effects of insulin.

If you are taking Apidra along with any of the medications mentioned below, tell your doctor. The drugs listed below may have potential drug interactions with Apidra.

  • Oral antidiabetic products

  • Pramlintide

  • ACE inhibitors

  • Disopyramide

  • Fibrates

  • Fluoxetine

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • Propoxyphene

  • Pentoxifylline

  • Salicylates

  • Somatostatin analogs

  • Sulfonamide antibiotics

  • Corticosteroids

  • Niacin

  • Danazol

  • Diuretics

  • Glucagon

  • Isoniazid

  • Phenothiazine derivatives

  • Somatropin

  • Thyroid hormones

  • Estrogens

  • Protease inhibitors

This is not a complete list of possible interactions. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication. Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption while taking this medication increases the risk for severely low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Medication alternatives to Apidra

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another type of insulin or a diabetes medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor recommended alternative medications based on your condition: