Other drugs that can decrease the blood-sugar-lowering effect of insulin glargine are:
- Corticosteroids like prednisone (Deltasone) and hydrocortisone (Hytone);
- niacin (Niaspan),
- diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) and furosemide (Lasix);
- estrogens and progesterone in oral contraceptives, and
- albuterol (Proventil).
PREGNANCY: Safe and effective use of insulin glargine is not established for pregnant females.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether insulin glargine enters breast milk; therefore, it should be used with caution in females who are breastfeeding.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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