- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medications you are taking
- Any other medical conditions you may have.
As is the case with any medication, do not adjust your PrandiMet dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
PrandiMet Dose for People Switching From Metformin
For people switching to PrandiMet from metformin
(Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, or Riomet), the recommended starting PrandiMet dose is 1 mg/500 mg twice daily with meals. If necessary to control your diabetes, your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly (increasing the dose quickly increases the risk of dangerously low blood sugar).
PrandiMet Dosing for People Switching From Prandin
For people switching to PrandiMet from Prandin (repaglinide), the PrandiMet dose depends on the current Prandin dose. Keeping the dose of the repaglinide component as similar as possible, the starting dose should be either PrandiMet 1 mg/500 mg or 2 mg/500 mg twice a day. If necessary to control your diabetes, your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly (increasing the dose quickly increases the risk of nausea, diarrhea
, or other digestive side effects).