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Exubera Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- What are the possible side effects of insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- What is the most important information I should know about insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- How should I take insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Exubera)?
- What happens if I overdose (Exubera)?
- What should I avoid while taking insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- What other drugs will affect insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Exubera)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you use this medication as meal-time insulin and you forget to use your dose before a meal, use the insulin when you remember and wait 10 minutes before eating.
What happens if I overdose (Exubera)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of an insulin inhalation overdose may be the same as signs of low blood sugar: confusion, drowsiness, weakness, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, and nausea.
What should I avoid while taking insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
Do not smoke while using insulin inhalation. You should not use this medication if you have smoked within the past 6 months. If you start smoking while using insulin inhalation, you will have to stop using the medication and switch to another form of insulin to control your blood sugar.
Avoid letting your blood sugar get too low, causing hypoglycemia. Know the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, which include headache, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, and nausea. Carry a piece of non-dietetic hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar.
What other drugs will affect insulin inhalation (Exubera)?
There are many other drugs that can potentially interfere with the glucose-lowering effects of insulin inhalation. It is extremely important that you tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
If you use other inhaled medications, use them before using insulin inhalation.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about insulin inhalation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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