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PrandiMet is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are already treated with a meglitinide and metformin HCl or who have inadequate glycemic control on a meglitinide alone or metformin HCl alone.
Important Limitations of Use
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dosage of PrandiMet should be individualized on the basis of the patient's current regimen, effectiveness and tolerability. PrandiMet can be administered 2 to 3 times a day up to a maximum daily dose of 10 mg repaglinide/2500 mg metformin HCl. No more than 4 mg repaglinide/1000 mg metformin HCl should be taken per meal. Initiation and maintenance of combination therapy with PrandiMet should be individualized to the patient, and at the discretion of the health care provider. Blood glucose monitoring should be performed to determine the therapeutic response to PrandiMet.
PrandiMet doses should usually be taken within 15 minutes prior to the meal but the timing can vary from immediately preceding the meal up to 30 minutes before the meal. Patients who skip a meal should be instructed to skip the PrandiMet dose for that meal.
Patients Inadequately Controlled with Metformin HCl Monotherapy
If therapy with a combination tablet containing repaglinide and metformin HCl is considered appropriate for a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with metformin HCl alone, the recommended starting dose of PrandiMet is 1 mg repaglinide/500 mg metformin HCl administered twice daily with meals, with gradual dose escalation (based on glycemic response) to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia with repaglinide.
Patients Inadequately Controlled with Meglitinide Monotherapy
If therapy with a combination tablet containing repaglinide and metformin HCl is considered appropriate for a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with repaglinide alone, the recommended starting dose of the metformin HCl component of PrandiMet should be 500 mg metformin HCl twice a day, with gradual dose escalation (based on glycemic response) to reduce gastrointestinal side effects associated with metformin HCl.
Patients Currently Using Repaglinide and Metformin HCl Concomitantly
For patients switching from repaglinide co-administered with metformin HCl, PrandiMet can be initiated at the dose of repaglinide and metformin HCl similar to (but not exceeding) the patient's current doses, then may be titrated to the maximum daily dose as necessary to achieve targeted glycemic control.
No studies have been performed examining the safety and efficacy of PrandiMet in patients previously treated with other oral antihyperglycemic agents and switched to PrandiMet. Any change in therapy should be undertaken with care and with appropriate monitoring as changes in glycemic control can occur.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
- 1 mg repaglinide /500mg metformin HCl tablets are yellow, biconvex, debossed with Novo Nordisk (Apis) bull symbol on one side, and strength indicated on the other side
- 2 mg repaglinide /500mg metformin HCl tablets are pink, biconvex, debossed with Novo Nordisk (Apis) bull symbol on one side, and strength indicated on the other side
Storage And Handling
PrandiMet tablets are supplied as biconvex tablets available in 1 mg/500 mg (yellow) and 2 mg/500 mg (pink) strengths. Tablets are debossed with the Novo Nordisk (Apis) bull symbol on one side and tablet strength on the other side. The tablets are colored to indicate strength.
|1 mg repaglinide/500 mg metformin HCl tablets yellow)||NDC||0169-0093-21|
|Bottles of 100||NDC||0169-0093-01|
|2 mg repaglinide/500 mg metformin HCl tablets pink)||Bottles of 20||NDC||0169-0092-21|
|Bottles of 100||NDC||0169-0092-01|
Do not store above 25° C (77° F).
Protect from moisture. Keep bottles tightly closed.
Dispense in tight containers with safety closures.
Manufactured for: Novo Nordisk A/S DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark . For information contact: Novo Nordisk Inc. 100 College Road West Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Revised: 4/2012
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/7/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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