Proper Use

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Follow carefully the special meal plan your doctor gave you. This is the most important part of controlling your condition, and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed .

This medicine is usually taken within 15 minutes before a meal but may be taken up to 30 minutes before a meal. If you skip a meal, you should skip your dose for that meal .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For Type 2 diabetes:
      • For patients on repaglinide therapy:
        • Adults—At first, 500 milligrams (mg) metformin two times a day. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose until your blood sugar is controlled.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
      • For patients on metformin therapy:
        • Adults—At first, 1 milligram (mg) repaglinide and 500 milligrams (mg) metformin combination two times a day. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose until your blood sugar is controlled.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
      • For patients not on repaglinide and metformin therapy:
        • Adults—At first, either the 1 milligram (mg) repaglinide and 500 milligrams (mg) metformin combination two or three times a day or 2 mg repaglinide and 500 mg metformin combination two or three times a day, as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed to control your blood sugar up to a maximum of 10 mg repaglinide and 2500 mg metformin combination per day, divided into two or three doses.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
      • For patients previously treated separately with repaglinide and metformin:
        • Adults—The dose is the same as the dose you are already taking. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose until your blood sugar is controlled.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.