Affects blood sugar. Beta-2 agonists for asthma such as albuterol can increase blood sugar by releasing stored glycogen from the liver and stimulating the adrenergic system (adrenaline). They should be used with caution when diabetes mellitus is present and discussed with your endocrinologist.
Difficult to answer. I do not think Alupent (metaproterenol) is really available any more. But the problem with Alupent (metaproterenol) and diabetes patients is that it could either exacerbate or mask problems of blood sugar reactions. There is not direct problem with the drug and diabetes to my knowledge. It is an old drug that has really been taken over by albuterol which is given to diabetics without that warning.
Alupent (metaproterenol) There is a remote possibility for Alument to interfere with your blood glucose levels but that is way down on the list of possible drug interactions. Please go to the web and look up Alupent (metaproterenol) in the many articles listed. Look for distinct medical articles. If you are still concerned after reading this - you shouldn't be - please contact your doctor.
Side effects. Alupent (metaproterenol) is not easily available but it can cause side effects such as jumpiness, tremors, and even bloof pressure problems.