Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Endocrine

Prandin

(repaglinide)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Endocrine
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Lowers blood sugar.

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Our bottom line

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.

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Prandin (repaglinide) stimulates your body to produce more insulin.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill

What to expect when you take Prandin (repaglinide) for Type 2 diabetes

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Side effect rates for Prandin (repaglinide)

460 From clinical trials of Prandin / Type 2 Diabetes
  • Low blood sugar
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Swelling in arms and legs
  • Nausea
  • Heart failure
  • Vomiting

Risks and Warnings for Prandin (repaglinide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Alcoholism
    • Changes in meal pattern
    • Changes in exercise
    • Insulin
    • Other antidiabetic medications
    • Elderly
    • Bad liver or kidney function

    Prandin (repaglinide) alone or in combination with other diabetic medicines can cause low blood sugar. Very low blood sugar may be life-threatening. Talk to your doctor about the symptoms of low blood sugar, and how to treat it.

Common concerns from people taking Prandin (repaglinide)

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Food
  • If you skip a meal, skip your dose to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times.
Kidneys and liver
  • Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old.
Weight
  • May cause some weight gain.