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Afrezza

Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is the only ultra rapid-acting inhaled insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus. Available by prescription only.

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Device Type:
Inhalable Insulin
Reusable Disposable:
Disposable (Single dose only)
Medicine Type:

Afrezza is a ultra rapid-acting inhaled insulin taken at mealtime and helps control postprandial plasma glucose (PPG) in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Insulin Type:
Rapid Acting
Dose Delivery:

Dose is inhaled via single use cartridges.

Largest Dose Possible:
Available in 4-unit, 8-unit and 12-unit single-dose cartridges of insulin powder. For Afrezza doses exceeding 12 units, patients may use a combination of existing cartridge strengths.
Total Capacity:

Available in 4-unit, 8-unit and 12-unit single-dose cartridges of insulin powder. For Afrezza doses exceeding 12 units, patients may use a combination of existing cartridge strengths.

Memory Function:
No
Audible Click:
Yes
Assistive Dexterity Issue Options:
Yes

  • Available by prescription, Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is the only available ultra rapid-acting inhaled insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Afrezza consists of a dry powder formulation of human insulin delivered from a small and portable inhaler.
  • Afrezza is administered at the beginning of the meal. After inhalation, the insulin passes quickly through the lungs and into the bloodstream (<1 minute). This rapid absorption allows Afrezza to begin reducing blood sugar levels within about 12 minutes of administration.
  • Afrezza can cause serious side effects including sudden lung problems (bronchospasms). Patients with long-term (chronic) lung problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should not use Afrezza. Afrezza is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Afrezza is not for use in patients who smoke or have recently stopped smoking (less than 6 months).
  • Afrezza must be used with long-acting insulin in people who have type 1 diabetes. For more information and full Prescribing Information go to www.afrezza.com.

August 2022

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