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Metformin and Salbutamol

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Anne0257, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Anne0257

    Anne0257 Type 2 · Member

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    I am on Metformin 3 times aday and also take regular Asthma treatment and have read in the leaflet that taking these 2 medicines together that i may need more blood glucose checks,but my Dr never mentioned this.Could this affect my bood glucose and why i cant get a stable reading. :)
     
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    hallii · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Ann, I use Salbutamol (Blue) and Beclometazone (Brown) inhalers.

    I am aware of the possibilty of interaction with Metformin (which I also take 500mg daily) but in practice have not found it makes much difference.

    Mine is only a low dose of Metformin so maybe that makes a difference.

    I suppose the way to find out would be to not use the inhaler for a week or so and check your BGs, then carry on using at normal and repeat the BG checks, but speak to your doc. first. I am assuming you have a meter and strips?

    The trouble is, not using the inhaler is sometimes just not possible, if you get an attack there is no option.

    I am also on Bendrofloumethiazide and that can also interact with Metformin, but since my Bgs stay pretty much under control I is all a bit academic.

    Sorry, not much help am I?

    H
     
  3. Anne0257

    Anne0257 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for your reply,It does help to know that other people taking the same medication and they have BG that have stablized,I will see my Dr and ask,but your right sometimes you have no choice but to use the inhalers,although I have the brown 1 twice aday and there are just not enough hours in the day to juggle the meds,Thank you once again take care
     
  4. Yoser

    Yoser Type 2 · Newbie

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    If you are not in the u.s you can get salbutamol/ventolin here without a prior prescription you just do their online consultation form http://www.europetabs.com
     
    #4 Yoser, Mar 23, 2015 at 9:50 PM
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    vinylandtrinkets Type 2 · Active Member

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    I use it with fostaire , not had any problems using them, but i do take them after ive had my first metaformin in the morning, not before. im on 1500mg daily metaformin
     
  6. mayurmb

    mayurmb Type 2 · Newbie

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    I would also like to know about the effects of having Metformin and Salbutamol. My daily dosage of medication is as follows:

    Metformin Hydrochloride I.P and Linagliptin (500 mg and 2.5 mg - 1 Tablet in the morning before breakfast)
    Rosuvastatin Calcium I.P (10 mg - 1 Tablet in the morning before breakfast)

    Today morning, due to dust allergy, I had to use the Salbutamol Inhaler. But I took all three medications one after the other. There was no change in my diet, either. But today my glucose level was 265 (four hours after lunch) and on days where I did not use the inhaler it used to be 100 - 140 (four hours after lunch).

    Is it possible that the Salbutamol might have caused any problems?
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Salbutamol (Airomir), plus a load of other medications including Metformin as per my sig. I have not noticed any major increase in my bgl from taking them.

    I was on three monthly hba1c blood tests but now have them every six months.

    Airomir 3 x 2 Inhalations (Blue)
    Spiriva Respimat Inhalations 2 x 2 (Light Green)
    Symbicort 400 2 x 2 Inhalations (Red)
     
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