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Exubera Dosing

General Exubera Dosage Information

Considerations for people taking Exubera include the following:
  • Exubera comes in blister packets that contain the powder. This powder must be used in the inhaler.
  • Several steps are involved in using the Exubera inhaler. Your inhaler will come with detailed instructions. Make sure that your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to use it.
  • You will inhale the powder into your lungs with a normal breath and then hold your breath for five seconds.
  • Exubera works quickly; you should inhale your dose within 10 minutes before a meal. Using Exubera more than 10 minutes before a meal could increase your chance of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you skip a meal, you should also skip that Exubera dose.
  • Make sure you know exactly how to adjust your dose, as well as how (and when) to test your blood sugar.
  • For Exubera to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop using it, nor will it work if you use it differently from how your healthcare provider recommends.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Exubera or Exubera dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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