Compare metformin vs. Prandin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Glucophage (metformin) is the first choice medicine to control your blood sugar and lower the risk of death from diabetes, although a few people may not tolerate the stomach side effects.
Prandin (repaglinide) works quickly to lower blood sugar, especially during mealtimes. However, it can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are not consistent with your diet and exercise schedule.
- Improves sugar control and lowers A1c levels as much as 2%.
- One of the few diabetes medicines that lowers the risk of death from diabetes-related complications.
- Doesn't cause weight gain.
- Rarely causes low blood sugar.
- Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times.
- Less likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) than Starlix (nateglinide).
- Good first-choice if you cannot tolerate metformin or add-on therapy if your blood sugars are not controlled on metformin alone.
- Often causes stomach upset, like diarrhea, nausea, gas, or stomach cramping.
- Usually not a good choice for people with kidney problems. Your doctor will tell you if Glucophage (metformin) is right for you to take.
- Excessive or chronic alcohol use can increase the risk of a dangerous side effect.
- May cause some weight gain.
- May cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
- Can frequently interfere with how other medicines work.
- Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old.
- Extended release pill
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- Stomach pain6%
- Low blood sugar31%
- Joint pain6%
- Back pain5%
- Swelling in arms and legs5%
- Heart failure4%
- Excess lactic acid in the blood
...and 5 more risk factors
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
...and 6 more risk factors
- Heart damage
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