Repaglinide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin. Repaglinide is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with repaglinide if needed. Repaglinide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Repaglinide is used to treat type 2 diabetes in patients whose blood sugar levels cannot be reduced by mere exercising and a low sugar diet. Repaglinide reduces blood sugar by stimulating the insulin from the pancreas gland. Repaglinide can be used alone or in combination with other diabetic medications. Repaglinide is not used for people with type 1 diabetes.
Repaglinide is a prescription drug used together with a doctor-approved diet and exercise regimen to treat type 2 diabetes. Repaglinide can be used alone or with other medications.
Repaglinide treats diabetes by helping the body create more insulin. Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to utilize sugar from food properly.
Managing high blood sugar can lower the chances of developing kidney disease, nerve problems, blindness and sexual function problems. It may also reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Repaglinide is typically taken 15 minutes before each meal, two to four times every 24 hours depending on the number of meals.