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Repaglinide

Information

Uses

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

Fall in blood sugar level, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • Repaglinide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Swallow the tablets with a glass of water before the meals or within 30 minutes after the main meal. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Repaglinide. 
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
  • Do not breast-feed while taking Repaglinide.
  • Notify your doctor if you have any liver problem or kidney disease.
  • Notify your doctor about if you are about to undergo a major surgery. 
     

Frequently asked questions

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)