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Drug Interactions With Inhaled Insulin

Propoxyphene
Taking inhaled insulin and propoxyphene together can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your inhaled insulin dose, especially when stopping or starting propoxyphene.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Combining inhaled insulin with protease inhibitors can make inhaled insulin less effective, which may increase your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your inhaled insulin dose, especially when starting or stopping a protease inhibitor.
 
Salicylates
Taking inhaled insulin with salicylates can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your inhaled insulin dose, especially when starting or stopping a salicylate.
 
Sulfonamides
If inhaled insulin and sulfonamides are combined, this can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). To prevent this interaction from occurring, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your inhaled insulin dose, especially when starting or stopping a sulfonamide.
 
Thyroid Medications
Taking inhaled insulin with thyroid medications can make inhaled insulin less effective, potentially increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your inhaled insulin dose, especially when starting or stopping a thyroid medication.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Inhaled Insulin

It is possible that not all drug interactions with inhaled insulin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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