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It helps to control blood sugar
               



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What is this medicine?

REPAGLINIDE (re PAG lin ide) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • severe infection or injury
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to repaglinide or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The dose should be taken no earlier than 30 minutes before every meal. If an extra meal is added, take a tablet before that meal. If a meal is skipped, skip the dose for that meal. Do not take more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Elderly patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose before a meal, skip that dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose with the next scheduled meal as directed. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • barbiturates like phenobarbital or primidone
  • carbamazepine
  • clarithromycin
  • erythromycin
  • gemfibrozil
  • isophane insulin, NPH
  • medicines for fungal or yeast infections such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole
  • montelukast
  • other medicines for diabetes
  • rifampin
  • simvastatin

Many medications may cause an increase or decrease in blood sugar, these include:

  • alcohol containing beverages
  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • chloramphenicol
  • chromium
  • diuretics
  • female hormones, such as estrogens or progestins, birth control pills
  • heart medicines
  • isoniazid
  • male hormones or anabolic steroids
  • medications for weight loss
  • medicines for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough
  • medicines for mental problems
  • medicines called MAO inhibitors - Nardil, Parnate, Marplan, Eldepryl
  • niacin
  • NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen
  • pentamidine
  • phenytoin
  • probenecid
  • quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin
  • some herbal dietary supplements
  • steroid medicines such as prednisone or cortisone
  • thyroid hormones

               
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