Insulin Human Inhaled (By breathing)
IN-su-lin HUE-man in-HAYLD
Antidiabetic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Insulin human inhaled is a man-made insulin that is breathed in through your lungs and is used to control high blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Insulin is one of many hormones that help the body turn the food we eat into energy. This is done by using the glucose (sugar) in the blood as quick energy. Also, insulin helps us store energy that we can use later. When you have diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), your body cannot make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. So, you must take additional insulin to regulate your blood sugar and keep your body healthy. This is very important as too much sugar in the blood can be harmful to your health.
Insulin human starts to work faster than some other types of insulin, and its effects do not last as long. It should act more like the insulin your body would normally produce. Because the effects of insulin human are short-acting, your doctor may also prescribe a longer-acting insulin for you to use.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
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Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Use this medicine at the beginning of a meal.
To use:Remove a blister card from the foil package. Tear along the perforation to remove one strip. Remove the correct number of cartridges for your dose. Allow the cartridge to be at room temperature for 10 minutes before use. After you insert a cartridge, keep the inhaler level with the white mouthpiece on top and the purple base on the bottom. Do not shake or drop the inhaler, turn it upside down, or point the mouthpiece down after the cartridge has been inserted. If any of these occurs, throw away the cartridge and load a new one. After you use the inhaler, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth to clean it. Do not wash or rinse the inhaler. Throw away the inhaler after 15 days and use a new one.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Unopened foil packages: Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. If the foil package is not refrigerated, it must be used within 10 days.
Unopened blister cards and strips: If refrigerated, use within 1 month. If stored at room temperature, use within 10 days. Do not put a blister card or strip back into the refrigerator after it was stored at room temperature.
Opened strips: Store at room temperature and use within 3 days.
Inhaler: Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Allow the inhaler to warm to room temperature for about 10 minutes before use.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can change the amount of insulin you need to use and make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Tell your doctor about all other medicines that you are using.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to human insulin, if you have a chronic lung problem such as asthma or COPD, or while your blood sugar level is low.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, or a history of lung cancer. Tell your doctor if you smoke or have recently stopped smoking.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Low potassium levels in the blood Lung problems Fluid retention or heart failure (when used with a thiazolidinedione medicine)
This medicine can cause low blood sugar. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Cough, trouble breathing, chest tightness
Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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