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Inhaled Insulin

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

You and your healthcare provider will need to form a plan for your use of inhaled insulin, including what you should do if you miss a dose. What you do will depend on other factors, including how much you have eaten, your blood sugar level, and other medications you have taken.
 

Generic Inhaled Insulin

Currently, there is no generic version available (see Generic Inhaled Insulin).
 

Who Makes It?

Inhaled insulin is made by Pfizer.
 

Strengths of Inhaled Insulin

Inhaled insulin comes in blister packets containing either 1 mg or 3 mg inhaled insulin. These blisters come together in the following packages (they cannot be purchased separately at this time):
 
  • Inhaled Insulin Combination Pack 12, containing 90 blisters of 1 mg inhaled insulin and 90 blisters of 3 mg inhaled insulin
  • Inhaled Insulin Combination Pack 15, containing 180 blisters of 1 mg inhaled insulin and 90 blisters of 3 mg inhaled insulin
  • Inhaled Insulin Kit, containing 180 blisters of 1 mg inhaled insulin, 90 blisters of 3 mg inhaled insulin, an inhaler, and a replacement chamber.
     
All of these packages also contain two inhaled insulin release units. The release unit is a part of the inhaler that must be replaced every two weeks. Inhalers, chambers (part of the inhaler), and release units can also be purchased separately.
 
Depending on your dose, you may have extra inhaled insulin blisters that you cannot use. Unfortunately, as mentioned, three 1-mg blisters cannot be used in place of one 3-mg blister.
 
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