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Postprandial Blood Glucose
Measuring postprandial blood glucose (blood sugar levels after a meal) is another way to study the effects of diabetes drugs. During clinical studies, people taking repaglinide decreased their postprandial blood glucose levels by up to 47.6 mg/dL, while people not taking it increased their levels by 56.5 mg/dL.

When and How to Take Repaglinide

General considerations for those taking repaglinide include the following:
  • This medicine comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth before each meal.
  • A dose can be taken up to half an hour before each meal. If you skip a meal, you should also skip your dose of repaglinide.
  • For repaglinide to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The drug will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of repaglinide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Repaglinide Dosing for more information.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with repaglinide. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. 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 can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
The most common side effects of repaglinide include:
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (similar to the common cold)
  • Headaches.
(Click Side Effects of Repaglinide to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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