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User Reviews for Afrezza to treat Diabetes, Type 2

Afrezza has an average rating of 3.7 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 18% of those users who reviewed Afrezza reported a positive effect, while 64% reported a negative effect.

Afrezza Rating Summary

3.7/10 average rating

11 ratings from 10 user reviews.

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Reviews for Afrezza

Harmony · Taken for less than 1 month April 2, 2021

“Bad and uncomfortable cough. Inconsistent results. Sometimes active after 30 minutes. Sometimes an hour. Drug seems safe short term but questionable for long term use. Pharmacy and dealing with uninformed Afrezza reps is whacko.”

3 / 10
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Huh? · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 16, 2020

“hate shots, feels as if I am "less diabetic" - like the flexibility. Definitely better imo.”

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Steve Berger · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 28, 2018

“Expensive, doesn't work and can't stop coughing. Stay away. I think all these 10 out of 10 star posts are made by shareholders of this company. Quite sad.”

1 / 10
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ViksRules June 28, 2016

“Those who are complaining that this is not working are likely Afreeza's competitors. I'm 6ft, 170 lbs well and reasonably fit. I've genetic type-2 diabetes (every male member in my family has it). Was on metformin but body started to develop resistance towards the drug. I hate needles, so Afreeza was god-send for me. I took a simple spirometric test and was prescribed the drug. This drug is phenomenal. One cartridge is 4u, I typically need 4u along with regular food and I'm all set. Blood sugar is within normal levels within the next 90 mins. Please don't spread bad news if you are a competitor. You are playing with people's lives here.”

10 / 10
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J. Manicotti · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 8, 2016

“I feel great since starting Afrezza three months ago. You get so used to the lows and the brain fog from high doses of the long-acting injections that you forget what it feels like to feel normal. I cut down my basal and now I only get what I need, I haven't had a low or even felt one coming on in months. I've lost 5 lbs and got back the stamina I had 20 years ago. Starting Afrezza changed my life.”

10 / 10
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Kuka October 26, 2016

“All the positive reviews on here are written by paidpeople and MNKD shareholders. Afrezza isn't being prescribed because it's an expensive drug with unknown long term effects on the lungs. Proceed with caution”

1 / 10
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KO · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 7, 2018

“A bit of a pain as it was not explained properly. Having not been on insulin I had nothing to compare the dose to. Educator did not explain that after taking the dose to adjust to your optimum number you also adjust for the food you are about to eat. Whole first month almost a bust. The AIC did go down slightly. They dismissed the issues I raised that involved my throat and convinced me to go another month. Also, not sure they are all Quality Controlled. Some of the same dose feel like like nothing in them. It is confusing and not easy to keep track of how much you used to adjust for every time you eat something. I had a coupon, first month free. Copay after that is $15.00 per pack.”

5 / 10
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Dave Z January 14, 2017

“Biggest problem is that dosing is too erratic. Can't be dosed like typical injectable insulin. Unusable in my case with a cold or other respiratory infection. Although it saves you an injection, it actually causes more finger pricks as you don't know if you are using a correct dose.”

1 / 10
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Kuka January 19, 2016

“Where do I begin? The product is extremely expensive and dosing is erratic. One meal I need 4 units and the next I might need 8 (did I mention this stuff isn't cheap?). Causes a nagging cough (you are inhaling a powder into your lungs). Long term side effects on the lungs are unknown at this point (lung cancer noted in a couple of patients using Afrezza). Not worth the hassle nor the money”

1 / 10
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Jake mcalester · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2017

“I can't stop coughing. Like really can't stop coughing for the whole day I take this. I feel like my lungs are filled with powder, which my doctor says they pretty much are. Not using again. It's also really expensive.”

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RickHerra · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 1, 2017

“Expensive treatment that doesn't even replace all injections. Just replaces mealtime insulin. Not basal insulin. Not worth it”

1 / 10
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oooops · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 18, 2018

“For me, It takes twice the amount of Afrezza than Novolog. - No injections needed. + You can take it anywhere at anytime needed. +”

7 / 10
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Money Mikey · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 19, 2016

“Save your money. All positive reviews are written by investors of this product's stock.”

1 / 10
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