PrandiMet Drug Information
The prescription drug PrandiMet™ (repaglinide and metformin) contains two different diabetes medications that work together to help the pancreas produce more insulin, improve the body's response to insulin, and decrease the amount of sugar produced by the liver. It is approved to treat type 2 diabetes in people who already take both medications or whose diabetes is not adequately controlled with either repaglinide or metformin alone. PrandiMet comes in tablet form and is typically taken two or three times a day.
Prior to beginning treatment with PrandiMet, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. Drug interactions are possible, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as kidney failure or any allergies.
(Click PrandiMet for more information on using this drug for type 2 diabetes. Topics discussed in this article include factors that affect your dosage, potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of during treatment.)