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Prandin (Meglitinide)

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Brand Name Generic Name
Prandin (PRAN-din) repaglinide (ruh-PAG-luh-nyd)

What does this type of pill do?

This type of pill helps your body make more insulin for a short period of time right after meals. The insulin helps keep your blood glucose from going too high after you eat, a common problem in people with diabetes.

Who should not take Prandin?

Talk with your doctor about whether to take this type of pill if

  • you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • you have liver disease

What are the possible side effects?

Prandin can cause

  • low blood glucose, also called hypoglycemia (HY-poh-gly-SEE-mee-uh)-for more information, see Insert N.
  • weight gain
  • upset stomach
  • back pain or a headache
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From the NDIC
NIH Publication No. 11-4222
October 2010


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