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Inhaled Insulin

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Inhaled Insulin Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Inhaled Insulin

Inhaled insulin can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Inhaled Insulin).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Fainting
  • Shakiness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Sweating.
If you happen to overdose on inhaled insulin, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Exubera Overdose for more information.)

How Should Inhaled Insulin Be Stored?

Unlike many other types of insulin, inhaled insulin should not be refrigerated. Keep the medication at room temperature, away from moisture. Once you open a pack of blisters, they must be thrown away after three months. The inhaler can be used for up to one year. After that, a new inhaler can be purchased. Do not use any blisters that have been refrigerated or frozen.
Keep inhaled insulin and all other medications out of the reach of children.
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