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Does Novolin N Innolet interact with other drugs or food?

Other substances (foods and drugs) that also have an effect on blood sugar levels can interact with Novolin N Innolet (insulin human isophane)  and make it harder to control your blood glucose:
  • Alcohol in combination with Novolin N Innolet can result in dangerously low blood sugar levels.
  • Other medications used to treat diabetes, including bupropion, pioglitazone/rosiglitazone, and repaglinide, can also impact blood sugar. 
  • Additional medications that can impact blood sugar levels include: antibiotics, including sulfonamides or quinolones such as gatifloxacin/levofloxacin; antidepressants; MAO inhibitors; certain antipsychotics, such as olanzapine; estrogens, including birth control pills; corticosteroids, such as prednisone; protease inhibitors; salicylates, including high-dose aspirin; diuretics or water pills; and some herbal products, including gymnema and ginseng.
  • Beta blocker medications may mask the signs of low blood sugar, making it harder to know if Novolin N Innolet is working to lower glucose levels.
Be sure to tell tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, minerals, and supplements you are taking before you start using Novolin N Innolet.

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