repaglinide

Repaglinide is a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Repaglinide is generic. The brand name is called Prandin. Repaglinide helps to regulate blood glucose levels and is in the meglitinide drug class. Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to nerve damage, eye problems, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Repaglinide should be used in addition to changes in diet and lifestyle changes. Repaglinide is available in .5mg, 1mg, and 2mg tablets. A bottle of 100 tablets of any strength will cost around $32 or $36. You can get repaglinide savings by using a Optum Perks discount card. Use the Optum Perks website to compare prices at your local pharmacies and find repaglinide coupons to use each time you refill your prescription.

Repaglinide is in a class of medications called meglitinides. Repaglinide is used in combination with changes to diet and exercise to control type 2 diabetes. 

Repaglinide is a tablet taken just before meals. If you skip a meal, you should also skip that dose of repaglinide. If you eat an extra meal, you should take an extra dose of repaglinide. Even if you feel well, you should continue to take repaglinide until your doctor instructs you not to. 

Tell your doctor about all your allergies and all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.

Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking repaglinide before having surgery.

If you are taking gemfibrozil, your doctor will probably tell you not to take repaglinide.

Repaglinide changes your levels of blood sugar. You should learn the symptoms of high and low blood sugar and talk to your doctor about how to remedy both. If you develop hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

Symptoms of low blood sugar include shakiness, nervousness or irritability, changes in mood and behavior, clumsy movement, hunger, headache, sweating.

Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, extreme hunger, extreme thirst, weakness, blurred vision.

Repaglinide Side Effects: Joint aches, Headache, Congestion, Constipation or diarrhea.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience: breath that smells fruity, dry mouth, confusion, seizure, loss of consciousness.

This may not be a complete list of side effects and warnings. Talk to your physician for more information. 

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