Before Using

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of repaglinide in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

This medicine has been tested in a limited number of patients 65 years of age or older and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults. However, the first signs of low blood sugar are not easily seen or do not occur at all in older patients. This may increase the chance of low blood sugar developing during treatment.

Pregnancy

Information about this repaglinide-oral-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Gemfibrozil

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Abiraterone Acetate
  • Dabrafenib
  • Itraconazole
  • Pixantrone

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Acebutolol
  • Alprenolol
  • Atenolol
  • Betaxolol
  • Bevantolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Bitter Melon
  • Bucindolol
  • Carteolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Celiprolol
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clorgyline
  • Cyclosporine
  • Deferasirox
  • Dilevalol
  • Eltrombopag
  • Esmolol
  • Fenugreek
  • Glucomannan
  • Guar Gum
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Ketoconazole
  • Labetalol
  • Levobunolol
  • Linezolid
  • Mepindolol
  • Metipranolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Moclobemide
  • Nadolol
  • Nebivolol
  • Nialamide
  • Oxprenolol
  • Pargyline
  • Penbutolol
  • Phenelzine
  • Pindolol
  • Procarbazine
  • Propranolol
  • Psyllium
  • Rifampin
  • Rifapentine
  • Selegiline
  • Sotalol
  • Talinolol
  • Telithromycin
  • Teriflunomide
  • Tertatolol
  • Timolol
  • Toloxatone
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Trimethoprim

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Infection or
  • Ketones in the blood (diabetic ketoacidosis) or
  • Surgery or
  • Trauma or
  • Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes or
  • Unusual stress—Insulin may be needed to control diabetes in patients with these conditions
  • Kidney disease or
  • Liver disease—Higher blood levels of repaglinide may occur; this may change the amount of medicine you need
  • Underactive adrenal gland or
  • Underactive pituitary gland or
  • Undernourished condition or
  • Weakened physical condition—Patients with these conditions may be more likely to develop low blood sugar while taking repaglinide