Re: [IPk] IMPACT OF ASTHMA INHALER ON BG LEVELS
"In common with other b-adrenoceptor agonists, salbutamol can induce reversible
metabolic changes such as increased blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients
unable to compensate for the increase in blood glucose and the development of
ketoacidosis has been reported. Concurrent administration of
exaggerate this effect." From
" Diabetes: Care should be taken by people with diabetes. Salbutamol can
induce reversible high blood glucose during nebulized administration.
Monitor blood glucose carefully under such conditions. " From
"Because these drugs are based on adrenaline, a substance produced in times
of stress, it opens up the airways and makes the heart beat faster." From
"The basic structure of norepiniphrine can be altered to produce a variety
of drugs which act on the nervous system to either slow down or speed up
certain bodily systems, or to make selected muscles contract or relax. This
is particularly true for drugs used to control the heart rate (e.g.
isoprenaline) or constriction of bronchi in the lungs (e.g. salbutamol)."
At 08:45 AM 15/05/2003, you wrote:
>Some interesting comments re stress, exercise and the effect of raising bg's.
>How about this one:DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE EFFECT OF A SALBUTOMOL (ventolin)
>INHALER WOULD BE ON THE BG'S? IS ANYONE AWARE IF THIS ASTHMA INHALER CAUSES AN
>ADRENALIN RELEASE?I AM TRYING TO DISCOVER THE EFFECT THIS INHALER HAS ON MY
>VERY YOUNG SON, DESPITE A LOT OF 'DIGGING' I HAVE NOT COME UP WITH AN ANSWER.
> ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO. PLEASE??????????
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