Can You Get a Repaglinide Prescription Online?
Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you may be interested in repaglinide. Whether you heard about it from an ad or you’ve been prescribed it in the past, you’re now wondering if you can get a repaglinide prescription online.
While you need to be carful about where you get repaglinide online, it is possible. Your best option is to meet with an online doctor and get an electronic prescription sent to your pharmacy.
Since repaglinide isn’t right for everybody, let’s first talk about what it is, how it works, the benefits and risks, and other considerations and precautions of repaglinide to help give you a better idea of whether you’ll benefit from it. Then, we’ll talk more about how you can get a repaglinide prescription online.
What is Repaglinide?
How does Repaglinide work?
Like other meglitinides, repaglinide works by telling your pancreas to release more insulin, which helps lower your blood sugar.
Repaglinide dosage and treatment
Repaglinide dosage varies greatly depending on how frequently you eat and how high your blood sugar levels are. Always follow your doctor’s directions about how much repaglinide you should take. Typical dosage of repaglinide is 0.5 to 4 mg taken no more than 30 minutes before each meal.
Benefits of Repaglinide
Since repaglinide lowers blood sugar, it lowers the risks associated with high blood sugar, which include blindness, nerve damage, loss of limbs, kidney damage, and sexual dysfunction.
Side Effects of Repaglinide
As with any medication, repaglinide carries a risk of side effects. While generally considered safe, you may experience side effects like:
- Joint pain
- Excessive yawning
- Blurred vision
- Weight gain
- Chest pain
- Low blood sugar
- Hair loss
- Joint pain
- Numbness around the mouth
- Heart palpitations
- Liver failure
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Dark urine
- Tingling in the fingers
- Back pain
- Cold symptoms
- Severe skin reaction
- Loss of consciousness
- Stomach pain
- Fast heart rate
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Considerations and Precautions of Repaglinide
While generally considered safe, repaglinide isn’t right for everybody. Always tell your doctor about your medical history and current medications to help avoid serious complications.
Repaglinide can interact with other medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medication you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications. Especially be sure to mention any of the following:
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- Anabolic steroids or androgens
- Itraconazole (Sporanox)
- MAO inhibitors like isocarboxazid [Marplan] and phenelzine [Nardil]
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- Fluconazole (Diflucan)
- Rifampin (Rifadin)
- Erythromycin (Ery-Tab)
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like paroxetine fluoxetine (Prozac), (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft)
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
- Beta blockers like propranolol (Inderal) or atenolol (Tenormin)
- Glucocorticoids like prednisone and methylprednisolone (Medrol)
- Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Atazanavir (Reyataz)
- Somatropin (Genotropin)
- Thyroid drugs
- Trimethoprim (Primsol)
- NPH insulin (such as isophane insulin)
Other Repaglinide Considerations
If you have certain health conditions, repaglinide may cause complications. Make sure you tell your doctor about your complete medical history, especially:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
Repaglinide and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Not enough human studies have been done to know for sure whether repaglinide is safe to take when pregnant or breastfeeding. However, animal studies showed that repaglinide could cause skeletal defects if taken while pregnant or breastfeeding. Discuss the risks and befits of taking repaglinide while pregnant or breastfeeding with your doctor.
Can You Buy Repaglinide Online?
The good news is that yes, you can buy repaglinide online. The bad news is that you need to be careful about where you buy it, because many websites skirt a federal law that requires all people to speak with a doctor before receiving any prescription medication. Avoid websites that claim they can mail prescriptions from other countries.
Fortunately, there is a legal, safe, and reputable way to buy repaglinide online. With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a doctor who is licensed in your state. If the doctor believes you would benefit from repaglinide, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
How does it work? To get started, click here or call (888) 744-0051 any time to schedule an appointment.
At the beginning of your appointment, you will be asked to provide your medication and health information. That helps reduce the risk of complications.
Then, you’ll talk to one of our trusted doctors through a video or phone appointment. If they believe that repaglinide is right for you, they will send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy, where you can pick it up as soon as it’s ready.
It really is that easy to get a repaglinide prescription online! Simply click here or call (888) 744-0051 to get started!
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