Prandin (repaglinide) prescription available online 

If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes, Prandin (repaglinide) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Prandin from a board-certified doctor online.*

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FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes

Available as a tablet

Effective in combination with diet and exercise

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About Prandin (repaglinide)

Prandin (repaglinide) is an oral blood glucose-lowering drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in combination with diet and exercise. It works by stimulating insulin release, which helps the body properly use blood glucose from the diet.

Prandin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including repaglinide.

Prandin may be prescribed as a tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Prandin, be sure to complete the full course of the blood glucose-lowering drug unless your healthcare professional specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the blood glucose-lowering drug may not fully treat your type 2 diabetes.

Prandin uses

Prandin is FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes.

  • Type 2 diabetes

    Prandin is FDA-approved to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes in combination with diet and exercise. It is not recommended for type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Prandin side effects

  • Prandin side effects

    The side effects of repaglinide are typically mild. Most Prandin side effects are associated with low blood sugar.

    Prandin has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Low blood sugar levels

    • Nausea or diarrhea

    • Headache, joint pain, or back pain

    • Cold symptoms, such as stuffy nose

    Other side effects of repaglinide, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe pain in the upper stomach spreading to your back

    • Allergic reaction

    • Dark-colored urine, fever, or pale or yellowed skin

    Tell your doctor if you notice any adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of Prandin is not recommended for children under age 18.

How to take Prandin

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Prandin prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Prandin can come in different doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription.

Your doctor may recommend a dose adjustment based on your blood glucose levels.

What to avoid while taking Prandin

Prandin has 486 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, supplements, and other drugs.

Possible drug interactions with Prandin include, but are not limited to:

  • Low-strength aspirin

  • Januvia (sitagliptin)

  • Crestor (rosuvastatin)

  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)

  • Other insulin medications, such as clopidogrel, cyclosporine, and gemfibrozil

Alcohol can lead to an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Talk to your healthcare professional before drinking alcohol while on Prandin to avoid adverse reactions.

Medication alternatives to Prandin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another blood glucose-lowering drug or combination therapy in another drug class. Discussion of alternative medications needs to occur with the provider during your appointment. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Prandin prescription FAQs

  • How much does Prandin cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Prandin costs around $313 for one hundred 0.5 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as repaglinide, can offer an affordable alternative. Price also varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my Prandin prescription?

    Prandin is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your medical history during an evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Can you take Prandin after you eat?

    Yes, you can take Prandin anytime during the 30-minute period of your meal (from 15 minutes before you eat to 15 minutes after you eat). Always take Prandin as directed by your doctor.

  • How long does it take Prandin to work?

    Prandin starts helping the body produce insulin about 30 minutes after your dose, which helps lower blood sugar throughout your meal.

  • Can you take Prandin with insulin?

    Ask your doctor for medical advice before taking Prandin with insulin. Avoid using Prandin with gemfibrozil or NPH insulin.

  • Who should not take Prandin?

    Avoid taking Prandin if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Severe liver disease or hepatic impairment

    • Kidney disease

    • Diabetic ketoacidosis

    • Allergic reaction to insulin

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Prandin?

    If you miss a dose of Prandin, take the missed dose before your next meal. If you skip a meal, skip the missed dose and wait until your next meal.

  • What happens if I take too much Prandin?

    If you exceed your maximum daily dose, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center.

    If you experience any hypoglycemic symptoms, drink fruit juice, honey, or non-diet soda. A Prandin overdose can cause severe hypoglycemia, which requires immediate hospitalization.

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Prandin prescription pricing details

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