Insulin inhalation, rapid acting Side Effects

Some side effects of insulin inhalation, rapid acting may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to insulin inhalation, rapid acting: inhalation powder

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Cough; dry mouth; increased sputum production; runny or stuffy nose; sore throat.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking insulin inhalation, rapid acting:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; wheezing; muscle pain); changes in vision; chest pain or discomfort; chills; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; headache; loss of consciousness; mood changes; seizures; shortness of breath; slurred speech; swelling; tremor; trouble breathing; trouble concentrating; unusual hunger; unusual sweating; weakness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to insulin inhalation, rapid acting: inhalation powder

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included respiratory tract infection, increased cough, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, dyspnea, increased sputum, bronchitis, epistaxis, laryngitis, pneumonia, and voice alteration. In clinical trials up to two years duration, patients treated with insulin inhalation demonstrated a greater decline in pulmonary function, specifically the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and the carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DLCO), than comparator-treated patients. The mean treatment group difference in pulmonary function favoring the comparator group, was noted within the first several weeks of treatment with insulin inhalation, and did not change over the two-year treatment period.

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypoglycemia.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included dry mouth.

General

General side effects have included chest pain.

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