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Side Effects of Repaglinide and Metformin

Common Side Effects of Repaglinide and Metformin

Repaglinide and metformin has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common repaglinide and metformin side effects included:
 
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) -- in up to 33 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 22 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 19 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 15 percent
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 11 percent.
     
In general, cases of low blood sugar were relatively mild and did not require medical attention.
 

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Repaglinide and Metformin

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the repaglinide and metformin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking repaglinide and metformin, or if you experience something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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