Is repaglinide same as metformin?

Is repaglinide same as metformin?

Repaglinide causes your pancreas to release more insulin into the blood stream. Metformin reduces the absorption of sugar from the stomach, reduces the release of stored sugar from the liver, and helps your body use sugar better. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

What kind of drug is repaglinide?

PRANDIN (repaglinide) is an oral blood glucose-lowering drug of the glinide class.

Is insulin a repaglinide?

Repaglinide is an insulin secretatogue with a rapid onset and relatively short duration of action (1–3) that was developed for prandial glucose regulation.

Can you take repaglinide and metformin together?

You should not use metformin and repaglinide together with gemfibrozil or NPH insulin (such as isophane insulin). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you may need to temporarily stop taking metformin and repaglinide.

What repaglinide good for?

Repaglinide is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Repaglinide helps your body regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.

How much does repaglinide lower A1c?

It has been shown to lower hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels by 1.6% to 1.9%. (Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test which measures the effectiveness of a drug in controlling high blood glucose levels over prolonged periods of time; the lower the hemoglobin A1c, the better the control.)

Is repaglinide bad for kidneys?

CONCLUSIONS—Repaglinide has a good safety and efficacy profile in type 2 diabetic patients complicated by renal impairment and is an appropriate treatment choice, even for individuals with more severe degrees of renal impairment.

What drug should not be give along with repaglinide and why?

You should not use repaglinide together with gemfibrozil or NPH insulin (such as isophane insulin).