Prandin (Repaglinide) is used alone or with other medications to control high blood sugar along with a proper diet and exercise program. It is used in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. It works by stimulating the body to produce more insulin. Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to properly use sugar from the diet.
Prandin (repaglinide) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to produce insulin. Prandin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
You should not use Prandin if you have type 1 diabetes, severe liver disease, or diabetic ketoacidosis. You should not use Prandin together with gemfibrozil (Lopid) or NPH insulin (such as isophane insulin). Prandin is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels.