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You can now buy generic Prandin (repaglinide) in three strengths. All of the generic versions have an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to brand-name Prandin. However, they are allowed to have different inactive ingredients -- this may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.


Can I Buy Generic Prandin?

Prandin® (repaglinide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes when lifestyle changes alone, such as diet and exercise, do not control blood sugar. It is part of a class of diabetes drugs called meglitinides. These medications help the pancreas make more insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar. It is designed to lower blood sugar levels following a meal.
Brand-name Prandin is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, Inc. Generic versions are also available.

Availability of Generic Prandin

Generic Prandin tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Repaglinide 0.5 mg
  • Repaglinide 1 mg
  • Repaglinide 2 mg.
They are made by manufacturers such as:
  • Aurobindo Pharma, Ltd.
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd.
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Paddock Laboratories, LLC.

Is Generic Repaglinide as Good as Prandin?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Prandin currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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