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Repaglinide belongs to the family of medicines called meglitinides. It acts as an antidiabetic agent.

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What are Repaglinide uses? 

It is an oral diabetes medicine which helps in controlling the blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to produce insulin. Repaglinide tablets are often used along with diet as well as an exercise in order to improve blood sugar control in adults suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Remember that this medicine should not be used for treating type 1 diabetes.  

Controlling high blood sugar helps in preventing various health issues such as nerve problems, kidney damage, sexual function problems, blindness as well as loss of limbs. When diabetes is controlled in a proper way it also helps in decreasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.  

You can buy this medicine from our pharmacy at a reasonable cost.  

Repaglinide generic drug is available in the brand name of Prandin.  

What is the dosage of Repaglinide? 

Before you start this medication and also each time when you get a refill to make sure that you carefully read the patient information leaflet. In case you have any questions, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist.  

You need to take Repaglinide tablets by mouth within the 30 minutes before each meal or as directed by your doctor, mainly 2-4 times a day depending on the number of your meals. Remember that you should not take a dose of this medication if you are skipping that meal or in case your blood sugar is low. 

This medicine is available in different strengths like Repaglinide 0.5 mg, 1mg as well as 2mg. So the dosage of this medicine is completely based upon your medical condition, response to the treatment as well as other medications that you are taking. It is very important for you to inform the doctor well in advance about the products that you are taking like prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products.  

In case you change from different diabetes drugs like chlorpropamide to Repaglinide then it is necessary for you to follow your doctor’s directions strictly for stopping the old drug and starting the medication of Prandin generic drug.  

If you want to get the most benefit from this medicine then it is important for you to use it regularly exactly in the same manner as directed by your doctor. Strictly follow the medication treatment plan, exercise program as well as a meal plan as recommended by your doctor.  

It is important for you to check your blood sugar regularly or as suggested by your doctor. Properly keep the track of all the blood tests results and share with your doctor. Remember that it is very important because the doctor is going to prescribe the dose based on your blood sugar results. You need to inform your doctor immediately if the blood sugar measurements are too high or too low. Maybe your doctor changes the treatment plan.  

Low blood sugar is also known as hypoglycaemia can also happen to people who are suffering from diabetes. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, headache, dizziness, fast heart rate, headache, nausea, anxious feeling and shaky.  

In order to quickly treat the low blood sugar always keep a fast-acting source of sugar with you like hard candy, non-diet soda, fruit juice, raisins as well as crackers.  

There are chances that your doctor prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit in case you suffer from serious hypoglycaemia and are not able to eat or drink. Ensure that your family or any close friend knows how to give this injection in an emergency case.  

Repaglinide duration of action completely depends upon how your body is responding to the treatment.  

Always store the prandin generic drug at room temperature right away from direct heat as well as moisture.  

What if you miss a dose? 

If you have missed your dose then you need to take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s time for your next dose then do not take the missed dose because two doses cannot be taken at the same time. Do not take extra medicine just to cover your dose.  

What do you need to avoid while using Repaglinide? 

During your Repaglinide medication, avoid drinking alcohol as it can lower your blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.  

Can you use Repaglinide during pregnancy? 

If you are pregnant then it is very important for you to follow your doctor’s instruction carefully for using Repaglinide tablets. It is very essential to control the blood sugar during pregnancy and your dose of this medicine might be changed during each trimester.  

Can you use Repaglinide during breastfeeding? 

Though it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not. It is also not known whether it will harm your nursing baby or not. So it is better to stop the intake of Repaglinide 0.5 mg, 1mg as well as 2mg if you breastfeed.  

Precautions you need to take while using Repaglinide 

You should not use Repaglinide tablets if you are allergic to it or if you are suffering from serious liver disease and diabetic ketoacidosis. This medicine should also not be used if you are already taking Gemfibrozil.  

In order to ensure that this medicine is safe for you, you need to inform your doctor well in advance if you suffer from liver disease or even if you taking metformin or any other diabetes medicines.  

This medicine should not be given to anyone who is less than 18 years of age.  

During Repaglinide medication you might suffer from dizziness, blurred vision or even drowsiness due to the extreme low or high blood sugar levels. So it is better not to drive, use machinery or do anything that requires alertness as well as clear vision until and unless you are sure to perform it safely.  

The chances of controlling the blood sugar may be more difficult at the time of stress, infection, surgery, fever and injury. In this case, you need to consult your doctor because when there is an increase in stress you doctor needs to change your treatment plan, blood sugar testing as well as medications.  

Repaglinide is known to contain certain inactive ingredients which can lead to cause allergic reactions or other problems. So talk to your doctor about this before only.  

What are the side effects of Repaglinide? 

Remember that your doctor has prescribed you this medicine because he or she thinks that the benefits of this medicine are more as compared to its side effects. Many people using Repaglinide tablets did not suffer from any serious side effects.  

You need to call your doctor immediately in case you suffer from any signs of an allergic reaction such as difficulty in breathing, hives as well as swelling of your face, tongue, lips as well as throat.  

Repaglinide medications can also lead to low blood sugar mainly when you are also taking other medications for treating diabetes. Intake of alcohol in large quantities, doing heavy exercise as well as not getting enough calories from your food can also be the reason behind your low blood sugar.  

Get the emergency help immediately if you suffer from: 

Serious pain in your upper stomach spreading towards to your back, nausea, fast heart rate as well as vomiting

Serious skin reaction such as sore throat, skin pain, sore throat, burning in eyes, swelling in your face or tongue which is followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads mainly in the face or upper body and is causing peeling as well as blistering

Pale or yellowed skin, confusion, dark coloured urine, weakness as well as fever 

Some of the common side effects of Repaglinide tablets are 

Cold symptoms like sneezing, stuffy nose and sore throat

Low blood sugar

Joint pain

Nausea and diarrhoea

Headache as well as back pain 

Though this is not the complete list of side effects if you suffer from anything else apart from this list then consult your doctor immediately.  

Repaglinide Interactions 

Drug interactions can completely change how your medications work or can even increase your risk for side effects. Make a complete list of all the products that you are using like prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products and when you visit your doctor share the list. Do not stop, start or change the dose of any medication until and unless your doctor tells you to do so.  

NPH insulin is one of the products that can interact with Repaglinide medication.  

There are total 442 drugs that are known to interact with Repaglinide medication

18 major drug interactions

397 moderate drug interactions

27 minor drug interactions 

Some of the drugs that interact with Repaglinide tablets include Glyburide, Lantus, Lasix, etc.  

What is Repaglinide mechanism of action? 

Prandin medication is known to work by stimulating the body to produce more insulin. Insulin is one of the natural substances that permit your body to make use of sugar from the diet.  

Repaglinide warnings 

This medicine should not be used together with NPH insulin and Gemfibrozil. Do not use this medicine if you are suffering type 1 diabetes or serious liver disease. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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