Repaglinide and metformin is used to help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It works in several ways, such as helping the pancreas to make more insulin, improving the body's response to insulin, and decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. This prescription medication, which comes in tablet form, is typically taken up to half an hour before each meal. Potential side effects include headaches, nausea, and diarrhea.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. As with most diabetes medications, low blood sugar is a potentially serious side effect of repaglinide and metformin.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
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