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What is Exubera?

Exubera is no longer available in the United States.

Exubera is a prescription human insulin powder used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The powder is inhaled by mouth using a special inhaler. Exubera is rapid-acting insulin. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you will also need a longer-acting insulin to manage your blood sugar. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your doctor may either recommend that you take Exubera alone or with another form of insulin. Exubera was discontinued in 2007 due to poor sales.

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