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Composition for RAPILIN

Repaglinide(2 mg)

food interaction for RAPILIN

alcohol interaction for RAPILIN

pregnancy interaction for RAPILIN

lactation interaction for RAPILIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Rapilin 2 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Taking repaglinide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Rapilin 2 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RAPILIN

Repaglinide(2 mg)

Uses

Rapilin 2 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Rapilin 2 mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Eye disorder, Fall in blood sugar level, Hypersensitivity reaction, Itching, Rash, Urticaria, Vasculitis, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for RAPILIN

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    Rs. 8/tablet
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Expert advice for RAPILIN

  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take repaglinide if you have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased level of acid in the blood due to diabetes); liver or kidney disorder; serious infection or illness.
  • Avoid using repaglinide if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery while taking the drug as it may cause dizziness due to changes in blood sugar level.

Frequently asked questions for RAPILIN

Repaglinide

Q.Is repaglinide a sulfonylurea drug?
Repaglinide belongs to a category of drugs called as meglinitinides. It is not a sulfonyl urea drug

Q.What is repaglinide used for?
Repaglinide is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults

Q.Is repaglinide safe?
Yes. Repaglinide is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Does repaglinide cause weight gain?
Repaglinide may cause weight gain. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)