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General Information on Repaglinide

Generic Name : Repaglinide

Pronunciation : re-PAG-li-nide

Latest prescription information about Repaglinide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Why is Repaglinide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a meglitinide antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.  It decreases the amount of glucose by stimulating the pancreas to release insulin.

When should Repaglinide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, type 1 diabetes, co-administration with gemfibrozil, and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Repaglinide?

Adults- PO- The recommended initial dose is 0.5 mg with each meal.

How should Repaglinide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Repaglinide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of adrenal, pituitary, liver, or kidney problems, high blood acid levels, high fever, poor nutrition, alcoholism, severe infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Repaglinide?

•   Metabolic : Decrease in blood sugar.
•   Respiratory : Upper respiratory tract infection and inflammation of sinus/nose/lungs.
•   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, and indigestion.
•   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain and back pain.
•   Other : Headache, tingling, chest pain, urinary tract infection, tooth disorder and allergy.

What are the other precautions for Repaglinide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Repaglinide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.

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