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Afrezza (Insulin)

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

AFREZZA (inhaled insulin) is prescribed to patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. AFREZZA helps to treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and improve glycemic control.

AFREZZA is a unique insulin product that is ultra rapid-acting and administered with an inhaler. The insulin is delivered via the lungs and lowers blood sugar to normal levels in about the same time as other mealtime insulin products.

Directions

Inhale the contents of the cartridges(s) one to three times daily with meals. Use the AFREZZA inhaler and inhale the contents using a single inhalation.

The dose of AFREZZA insulin may be different at each meal and is based on blood sugar readings. The doctor will determine the dose using these readings. 

AFREZZA cartridges are available in 4 unit and 8 unit cartridges.

Store AFREZZA cartridges refrigerated or at room temperature 2-25ºC (36-77ºF). Bring the cartridges to room temperature for 10 minutes before use.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in AFREZZA is human insulin.

Interactions

People with diabetes mellitus should use caution when they start taking new medications. Some medications can increase or decrease blood sugar. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Disopyramide
  • Diuretics
  • Estrogens/Progesterones
  • Fibrates
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isoniazid
  • Lithium
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Niacin
  • Oral antidiabetic agents
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Phenothiazine derivatives
  • Pramlintide
  • Propoxyphene
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Salicylates
  • Somatostatin Analogues
  • Somatropin
  • Sulfonamide Antibiotics
  • Sympathomimetic agents
  • Thyroid replacement medication

Cautions

AFREZZA is contraindicated for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Before prescribing AFREZZA, your doctor will test your lung function to make sure it is safe for you to use.

Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus cannot use AFREZZA alone and must also use basal insulin.

Do not use AFREZZA if you smoke.

Do not use AFREZZA to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Monitor blood sugar frequently when using any drug regimen with insulin.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects of AFREZZA may include:

  • Cough
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Throat irritation
  • Throat pain

If you are looking for AFREZZA to buy online, try Canada Drugs Direct.

References

Afrezza [package insert]. Danbury, CT: MannKind; 2014.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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