PrandiMet Side Effects
Although most people do not experience problems with PrandiMet, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects of the medication include headaches, diarrhea, and nausea. These side effects are usually minor and generally easy to treat. However, some side effects of PrandiMet should be reported to your healthcare provider, including signs of an allergic reaction and symptoms of high or low blood sugar.
An Introduction to PrandiMet Side EffectsAs with any medicine, PrandiMet™ (repaglinide and metformin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with PrandiMet. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of PrandiMet side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of PrandiMetPrandiMet has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people 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.
In these studies, the most common PrandiMet side effects included:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) -- in up to 33 percent of people
- Headaches -- up to 22 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 19 percent
- Nausea -- up to 15 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 11 percent.
In general, cases of low blood sugar were relatively mild and did not require medical attention.