Which other medications can interact with Novolin R?

Novolin R (insulin human regular) can interact with other diabetes medications. In addition, certain medications can make it more difficult to monitor your blood sugar. These include: albuterol; clonidine; reserpine; guanethidine; and beta-blockers, such as atenolol, bisoprolol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol, and timolol.

Additional medications that can affect blood sugar include: aspirin and aspirin-like drugs; chloramphenicol; chromium; diuretics; female hormones, including estrogens, progestins, and birth control pills; heart medicines; isoniazid; male hormones; anabolic steroids; weight-loss drugs; drugs for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough; certain mental health medications; MAO Inhibitors; niacin; medicines for pain and inflammation (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen or naproxen; pentamidine; phenytoin; probenecid; quinolone; antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and ofloxacin; some herbal dietary supplements; steroids, including prednisone or cortisone; and thyroid medication. Before starting Novolin R, be sure to tell your doctor about all medications your are taking.  

Alcohol, when combined with Novolin R can cause a dangerous drop in blood sugar; do not drink alcohol while using this medication.

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