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Prandin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is repaglinide (Prandin)?
- What are the possible side effects of repaglinide (Prandin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about repaglinide (Prandin)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking repaglinide (Prandin)?
- How should I take repaglinide (Prandin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Prandin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Prandin)?
- What should I avoid while taking repaglinide (Prandin)?
- What other drugs will affect repaglinide (Prandin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Prandin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if you are getting ready to eat a meal. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Prandin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A repaglinide overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking repaglinide (Prandin)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.
What other drugs will affect repaglinide (Prandin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- deferasirox (Exjade);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir), and others;
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), primidone (Mysoline), and others.
You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you are taking repaglinide with other drugs that raise blood sugar, such as:
- diuretics (water pills);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- phenothiazines (Compazine and others);
- thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others);
- birth control pills and other hormones;
- seizure medicines (Dilantin and others); and
- diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.
You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are taking other drugs that lower blood sugar, such as:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
- aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol);
- a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven, and others);
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others);
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); or
- other oral diabetes medications, especially acarbose (Precose), metformin (Glucophage), miglitol (Glyset), pioglitazone (Actos, Duetact, Actoplus Met), or rosiglitazone (Avandia, Avandaryl, Avandamet).
These lists are not complete and there are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of repaglinide on lowering your blood sugar. Using certain medicines can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about repaglinide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Prandin Information
- Prandin Drug Interactions Center: repaglinide oral
- Prandin Side Effects Center
- Prandin Overview including Precautions
- Prandin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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