Name: Afrezza inhalation
What is Afrezza?
Afrezza (insulin inhalation) is a rapid-acting form of human insulin that is inhaled through the mouth. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Afrezza inhalation is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after inhalation, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours.
Afrezza inhalation is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus.
If you have type 1 diabetes, you will also need to use a long-acting injectable insulin.
If you have type 2 diabetes, Afrezza may be the only medicine you need to control your blood sugar. However, your doctor may prescribe a long-acting injectable insulin or a diabetes medicine you take by mouth.