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Repaglinide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Repaglinide 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


Expert advice

  • 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


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.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)