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Can Albuterol Cause Low Blood Sugar

Can Albuterol Cause Hypoglycemia?

Can Albuterol Cause Hypoglycemia?

My appt tomorrow is with the pulmonologist...good timing ... "I actually can go whenever between now and my next OB appt...they said I could even do it the same day as my appt (which isn't until Aug 25th), so no rush . I honestly don't mind doing the test (not that I love it, lol ) and it is nice to have confirmation that my bs is behaving. I was never tested for GD with my first 5 kiddos, with my 6th I passed the 1hr test, and with my 8th and 9th I just monitored my levels for a week at home and submitted read more... my numbers to the cnms. I've done 3hr GTTs non-pg because I'm hypoglycemic and apparently it can increase the risk of diabetes . Anyway, I do feel I may have had GD with my first two...polyhydramnios and large-ish (9lbs1oz and 8lbs15oz), hypoglycemic babies at birth. Obviously, I have no real way of knowing, but I want to be cautious. My appt tomorrow is with the pulmonologist...good timing since my peak flow numbers aren't making it into the green zone even with albuterol 3x/d (although there is slight improvement with the albuterol). I'm pretty sure he'll prescribe an oral steroid." Continue reading >>

What Medications Can Affect The Blood Sugar Levels Of People With Diabetes?

What Medications Can Affect The Blood Sugar Levels Of People With Diabetes?

People with diabetes often need other medications such as a statin to control cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs. Some drugs can increase your response to insulin; others can reduce it. Those that may increase the blood sugar-lowering effects of insulin include ACE inhibitors, fibrates, certain antidepressants, most oral antidiabetes medications, some anti-arrhythmia drugs, certain pain relievers, hormones and antibiotics. Drugs that can reduce the blood sugar-lowering effects of insulin include certain steroids; niacin; diuretics; albuterol; certain hormone medications like thyroid hormones, estrogen and progesterones in oral contraceptives; as well as some psychiatric medications such as olanzapine and clozapine. Beta blockers, clonidine and lithium can make you more susceptible to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), while pentamidine can cause hypoglycemia sometimes followed by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Remind every healthcare professional who prescribes any drug for you that you take insulin, and ask if the drug will affect your blood sugar levels. Continue reading >>

Effect Of Nebulized Albuterol On Blood Glucose In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus With And Without Cystic Fibrosis.

Effect Of Nebulized Albuterol On Blood Glucose In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus With And Without Cystic Fibrosis.

Abstract Over 90% of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are treated with bronchodilators, and 6% have diabetes. Some with asthma also have diabetes, and most are treated with bronchodilators. Systemic administration of adrenergic agents can cause increases in blood glucose, but the effect of inhaled agents is unclear. A double-blind study was performed on 10 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) without CF (3 male, 7 female, mean age 25.5 years) and 9 patients with insulin-dependent CF-related diabetes (CFRD) (8 male, 1 female, mean age 21.9 years). On 2 separate days before 9 AM fasting and the morning dose of insulin, 2.5 mg of albuterol or nebulized placebo were given. Blood glucose was measured by finger stick with a glucose reflectance meter before and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min after treatment. No significant changes from baseline or differences between placebo and albuterol occurred in either group. The mean maximum increase from baseline in DM was 20 mg/dl on placebo, and 38 mg/dl on albuterol; in the CFRD, the respective changes were 7 and 7 mg/dl. Two DM patients had a > 50 mg/dl increase on albuterol vs. placebo; no CFRD patients had differences of such magnitude. DM patients had greater increases from baseline than CFRD patients on placebo and albuterol. Differences reached statistical significance at 30 and 45 min on placebo, and 45 min on albuterol. Albuterol 2.5 mg by nebulizer causes no clinically significant increases in blood glucose in DM or CFRD patients. Diabetes patients without CF have a significantly greater increase of glucose with time (placebo or albuterol) than CFRD patients. Continue reading >>

Salbutamol And Blood Sugar Levels

Salbutamol And Blood Sugar Levels

I've just found out (googled a hunch) that high-ish doses of salbutamol and salmeterol can raise blood sugar. This happens through the same mechanism that lowers potassium, and as I regularly get low potassium, I'm guessing that I also get the blood-sugar raising effect. On saturday I had lots of acute attacks due to pollen - none terrible but enough to take my blue inhaler quite a lot, and I take it 4 times a day anyway, plus 4 puffs of seretide 250 per day. Anyway... that somewhat explains why my blood sugar was 22 mmol/l after eating some white rice in a japanese restaurant on saturday evening! I have to check it regularly because all my family have diabetes and I've had some erratic readings, and I now have adrenal failure as well. That was my highest reading ever, though I regularly get pretty-high readings considering what I'm eating, which makes sense because I also get asthma every time I eat, so I usually take my inhaler during meals. In theory you can use blood glucose to track cortisol levels, as cortisol is needed to turn glycogen into glucose. But our relievers apparently also raise blood glucose via a different method. (This explains how I had a low-normal fasting blood-glucose level at the same time as cortisol of zero - they said I could still take my inhalers). If anyone has diabetes and can let me know how they're managing this side of things, that would be ace. And has anyone else had their blood glucose monitored while using a lot of salbutamol - for example when on nebs? Did you get high levels? The science stuff I've read says generally you'd need a 5mg neb before it started to happen, but as I get the low-K at much lower doses I guess I must also be getting the high-BG. The good news is that the asthma nurse at my practice is also the diabetes nu Continue reading >>

Medicines And Type 2 Diabetes

Medicines And Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes will often need to take prescription medicines to help control their blood glucose levels. They may also need medicines to help manage other health conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes, and their healthcare professionals, should also be aware that some medicines can cause blood glucose levels to increase or decrease and this can change the effect of any diabetes medicine. Continue reading >>

Why Albuterol Reduces Potassium

Why Albuterol Reduces Potassium

Potassium is an important mineral for your body, and a lack of potassium can cause serious health problems. Certain medications, including albuterol, can cause you to develop decreased potassium levels in your blood. Your doctor will be able to tell if your potassium levels are too low while you are taking albuterol. Video of the Day Albuterol is a medication that is often prescribed to help relax the airways. Albuterol affects some of the hormones that control the contraction of the smooth muscles around your airway. When you take albuterol, your airways dilate. Albuterol is typically used to treat asthma and other conditions that cause your airways to narrow. Taking albuterol can help you breathe more easily and can prevent wheezing. Catecholamines and Potassium To understand how albuterol can decrease your potassium levels, you need to understand how certain hormones, known as catecholamines, affect potassium. Catecholamines, such as the hormone epinephrine and adrenaline, increase the activity of a protein known as a sodium-potassium ATPase. When this protein is activated, it pumps potassium into cells while also pumping sodium out of cells. The movement of potassium into the cells causes a decrease in the amount of potassium in the blood. Albuterol is known as a beta-2 agonist. This means that it is able to bind to and mimic the effects of adrenaline on certain cells, including its ability to trigger the transport of potassium out of the blood. Consequently, taking albuterol can lower your potassium levels. This may make your muscles weak or cause muscle spasms, and it can also cause an abnormal heart rhythm. Other symptoms of hypokalemia include fatigue, constipation and the breakdown of muscle fibers. If you are concerned that your albuterol treatment is reducing Continue reading >>

Asthma And Diabetes: What’s The Link?

Asthma And Diabetes: What’s The Link?

So, what’s it like to have diabetes and asthma? Well, diabetes is a condition where the blood has high levels of sugar in it. It is normally caused by the body producing insufficient insulin. Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, increased urination and blurred vision. Asthma is a condition that causes patients to have trouble breathing, because of the swelling of the lungs airways. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, wheezing and coughing. So, mix these two together and that is what it’s like to have both diabetes and asthma. However, there is some good news if you have one of them, because there is some light at the end of this tunnel. Is There a Link Between Asthma and Diabetes? When it comes to asthma and diabetes, is there a link between the two? Well, we discussed what the two are and their symptoms above, so now let’s look in to the connection between the two. The answer is that people who have diabetes do have higher rates of having asthma. These patients do tend to have a hard time maintaining their blood glucose levels and keeping their asthma under control. Further reading: Throughout the years, various studies have shown that people who have diabetes that is not under control or is poorly maintained, are the ones who are at a higher risk of developing asthma, because their lung functioning seems to be weaker than those that have diabetes that is properly controlled or maintained. On the reverse side, these studies also concluded that people who suffer from asthma are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and need to be careful. Reasons Steroids and Diabetes Don’t Mix Steroids are used in asthma patients to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the airways of the lungs. The most common steroids are cor Continue reading >>

Albuterol Sulfate 2.5 Mg/0.5 Ml Solution For Nebulization Side Effects By Likelihood And Severity

Albuterol Sulfate 2.5 Mg/0.5 Ml Solution For Nebulization Side Effects By Likelihood And Severity

COMMON side effects If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus Fast Heartbeat Feel Like Throwing Up Inflammation Of The Nose Involuntary Quivering Nervous Throwing Up INFREQUENT side effects If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression Diabetes If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression Backache Burping Chills Chronic Trouble Sleeping Cough Depression Dizzy Drowsiness Dry Mouth Excessive Sweating Feeling Anxious Fever Gas Head Pain High Blood Pressure Hyperactive Behavior Irritation Of The Larger Air Passages Of The Lungs Leg Cramps Migraine Headache Mouth Irritation Ringing In The Ears Taste Problems Throat Dryness Throat Pain Uncoordinated Urinary Tract Infection Visible Water Retention Voice Disorder RARE side effects If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals Angina Chest Pain Disease Of Inadequate Blood Flow To The Heart Muscle Excess Body Acid Giant Hives Hives Life Threatening Allergic Reaction Paradoxical Bronchospasm Prolonged QT Interval On EKG Throat Swelling If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression Heart Throbbing Or Pounding High Blood Sugar Rash Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling Throat Irritation Continue reading >>

390 Drugs That Can Affect Blood Glucose Levels

390 Drugs That Can Affect Blood Glucose Levels

Knowing the drugs that can affect blood glucose levels is essential in properly caring for your diabetes patients. Some medicines raise blood sugar in patients while others might lower their levels. However, not all drugs affect patients the same way. 390 Drugs that Can Affect Blood Glucose Levels is also available for purchase in ebook format. 390 Drugs that can affect blood glucose Level Table of Contents: Drugs that May Cause Hyper- or Hypoglycemia Drugs That May Cause Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) (GENERIC NAME | BRAND NAME) Abacavir | (Ziagen®) Abacavir + lamivudine,zidovudine | (Trizivir®) Abacavir + dolutegravir + lamivudine | (Triumeq®) Abiraterone | (Zytiga®) Acetazolamide | (Diamox®) Acitretin | (Soriatane®) Aletinib | (Alecensa®) Albuterol | (Ventolin®, Proventil®) Albuterol + ipratropium | (Combivent®) Aliskiren + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide | (Amturnide®) Aliskiren + amlodipine | (Tekamlo®) Ammonium chloride Amphotericin B | (Amphocin®, Fungizone®) Amphotericin B lipid formulations IV | (Abelcet®) Amprenavir | (Agenerase®) Anidulafungin | (Eraxis®) Aripiprazole | (Abilify®) Arsenic trioxide | (Trisenox®) Asparaginase | (Elspar®, Erwinaze®) Atazanavir | (Reyataz ®) Atazanavir + cobistat | (Evotaz®) Atenolol + chlorthalidone | (Tenoretic®) Atorvastatin | (Lipitor®) Atovaquone | (Mepron®) Baclofen | (Lioresal®) Belatacept | (Nulojix®) Benazepril + hydrochlorothiazide | (Lotension®) Drugs That May Cause Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) – Continued (GENERIC NAME | BRAND NAME) Betamethasone topical | (Alphatrex®, Betatrex®, Beta-Val®, Diprolene®, Diprolene® AF, Diprolene® Lotion, Luxiq®, Maxivate®) Betamethasone +clotrimazole | (Lotrisone® topical) Betaxolol Betoptic® eyedrops, | (Kerlone® oral) Bexarotene | (Targ Continue reading >>

Albuterol, Inhalation Suspension

Albuterol, Inhalation Suspension

Worsening breathing or wheezing (paradoxical bronchospasm): This drug can make your breathing or wheezing worse. This can be life-threatening. If this happens, stop taking this drug right away. Your doctor will give you a different medication. Paradoxical bronchospasms usually occur with the first use of a new canister or vial. Worsening asthma: If you need more doses of this drug than usual, this might mean your asthma has gotten worse. If this happens, see your doctor. They may give you a different medication, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. Albuterol is a prescription drug. It’s available as an inhalation suspension, nebulizer solution, inhalation powder, immediate-release tablet, extended-release tablet, or oral syrup. Albutero linhalation suspension isn’t available as a generic drug. It’s only available as the brand-name drugs ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Proventil HFA. To help treat asthma symptoms, albuterol may be taken as part of a combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta agonists, and bronchodilators. Why it's used This drug is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm, which is tightening and swelling of the muscles around the airways. It’s used in people with asthma (reversible obstructive airway disease). It’s also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. How it works Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs called beta2-adrenergic agonist bronchodilators. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. They are often used to treat similar conditions. This drug helps to relax the airway muscles for up to 6–12 hours. This helps you breathe more easily. Albuterol inhalation suspension doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects. More common side effects Some of the more common Continue reading >>

Albuterol Side Effects

Albuterol Side Effects

What Is Albuterol (Proventil)? Albuterol is the generic form of the brand-name drugs Proventil, ProAir, and Ventolin, which are used to treat lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Albuterol can quickly relieve shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. It's in a class of drugs known as bronchodilators, which work by relaxing and opening air passages to the lungs. This medicine is sometimes used to treat or improve muscle paralysis in people with a condition that causes paralysis attacks (such as hyperkalemic periodic paralysis). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved albuterol in 1982. Albuterol Warnings You should keep albuterol with you at all times and get your prescription refilled before you run out of this medication. Albuterol can control symptoms of asthma and other lung diseases, but it doesn't cure them. You should not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor. This medicine can sometimes cause wheezing or breathing difficulties immediately after it's inhaled. You should call your doctor right away if this happens to you. You should also tell your doctor if your symptoms worsen or if albuterol stops helping your symptoms. Before taking albuterol, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have ever had: Don't use your albuterol inhaler near a flame or source of heat. The inhaler can explode when exposed to very high temperatures. Pregnancy and Albuterol Albuterol is an FDA Pregnancy Category C drug, which means it's not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking albuterol. It's also not known whether this drug passes into breast milk and could harm a breastfeeding baby. You should ta Continue reading >>

Will You Have Hypoglycemia With Albuterol - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

Will You Have Hypoglycemia With Albuterol - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

A study for a 48 year old man who takes Droxia NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered. WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health. DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk. You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date. Continue reading >>

Albuterol Effect On Blood Sugar In A Non-diabetic Patient?

Albuterol Effect On Blood Sugar In A Non-diabetic Patient?

Recently, I was given a nebulizer treatment for bronchitis. I was also given albuterol to be taken on an as need basis. Within 4 days of the treatment and albuterol, I had a blood work done. My blood glucose numbers were in the range of a diabetic! These numbers were not normal and were out of the norm from my prior year physical blood work. Would albuterol cause this spike in glucose? Further Information Search for questions Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Similar Questions Continue reading >>

Lantus Side Effects Center

Lantus Side Effects Center

Lantus (insulin glargine [rdna origin]) Injection is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non insulin-dependent) diabetes. The most common side effects of Lantus is hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Symptoms include: hunger, sweating, irritability, trouble concentrating, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, seizure (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal). Other common side effects of Lantus include pain, redness, swelling, itching, or thickening of the skin at the injection site. These side effects usually go away after a few days or weeks. Lantus should be administered subcutaneously (under the skin) once a day at the same time every day. Dose is determined by the individual and the desired blood glucose levels. Lantus may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, or beta-blockers. Many other medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin glargine on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Lantus. Discuss a plan to manage blood sugar with your doctor before becoming pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of insulin you use during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Insulin needs may change while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Our Lantus (insulin glargine [rdna origin]) Injection Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Continue reading >>

Drugs That Can Raise Bg

Drugs That Can Raise Bg

By the dLife Editors Some medicines that are used for treating other medical conditions can cause elevated blood sugar in people with diabetes. You may need to monitor your blood glucose more closely if you take one of the medicines listed below. It’s important to note that just because a medicine has the possibility of raising blood sugar, it does not mean the medicine is unsafe for a person with diabetes. For instance, many people with type 2 diabetes need to take a diuretic and a statin to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In these and many other cases, the pros will almost always outweigh the cons. Don’t ever take matters of medication into your own hands. Discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare provider. Certain Antibiotics Of all the different antibiotics, the ones known as quinolones are the only ones that may affect blood glucose. They are prescribed for certain types of infection. Levofloxacin (Levaquin) Ofloxacin (Floxin) Moxifloxacin (Avelox) Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR) Gemifloxacin (Factive) Second Generation Antipsychotics These medicines are used for a variety of mental health conditions. There is a strong association between these medicines and elevated blood sugar, and frequent monitoring is recommended. Clozapine (Clozaril) Olanzapine (Zyprexa) Paliperidone (Invega) Quietiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR) Risperidone (Risperdal) Aripiprazole (Abilify) Ziprasidone (Geodon) Iloperidone (Fanapt) Lurasidone (Latuda) Pemavanserin (Nuplazid) Asenapine (Saphris) Beta Blockers Beta blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions. Not all available beta blockers have been shown to cause high blood sugar. Atenolol Metoprolol Propranolol Corticosteroids Corticosteroids are used to treat conditions where th Continue reading >>

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