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Although most people have no problems when taking Prandin, side effects are possible, such as low blood sugar, upper respiratory infections, and back pain. These side effects are usually minor and easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, some side effects of Prandin should be reported to your healthcare provider, including fever, signs of an allergic reaction, and symptoms of high or low blood sugar.
An Introduction to Prandin Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Prandin® (repaglinide). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Prandin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Prandin side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Prandin
Prandin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects reported by a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common Prandin side effects include:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) -- occurring in up to 31 percent of people (see Prandin and Blood Sugar)
- Upper respiratory tract infections (similar to the common cold) -- in up to 16 percent
- Headaches -- in up to 11 percent
- Sinus infection or irritation -- in up to 6 percent
- Back pain -- in up to 6 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) include:
- Bronchitis (infection of the main passageways to the lungs)
- Joint pain
- Chest pain
- Tooth problems.