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What problems administering alupent (metaproterenol) to diabetes patient?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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.

In brief: 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.
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