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Your Prandin dosage will depend on how well your diabetes is controlled, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking. The dose will also depend on your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test result. If your HbA1c is less than 8 percent, your starting dose will likely be Prandin 0.5 mg, taken before meals. The maximum Prandin dosage is 16 mg per day.
Prandin Dosage: An IntroductionThe dosage of Prandin® (repaglinide) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Prandin dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Prandin Dosage for Type 2 DiabetesWhen beginning Prandin, the dosage you are prescribed will depend on your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) result. If your HbA1c is less than 8 percent, the starting dose is Prandin 0.5 mg, taken before each meal. If your HbA1c is higher, the starting dose is Prandin 1 mg or Prandin 2 mg, taken before each meal. HbA1c is a test often used to measure long-term blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
The maximum dose for Prandin is 16 mg per day.
- Prandin should be taken by mouth before every meal.
- You can take it up to a half an hour before meals. However, if you skip a meal, skip that Prandin dosage as well. If you eat an extra meal, take an extra dose before that meal.
- If you take your Prandin dose and then do not eat a meal within a half an hour, eat something as soon as possible. Not eating after taking Prandin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
- If you forget to take Prandin before eating, wait until you eat again. Do not take a double dose of Prandin.
- For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Prandin will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Prandin or your Prandin dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the medication without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.