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- What is repaglinide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for repaglinide?
- Is repaglinide available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for repaglinide?
- What are the side effects of repaglinide?
- What is the dosage for repaglinide?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with repaglinide?
- Is repaglinide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about repaglinide?
Is repaglinide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
No adequate human studies on the effects of repaglinide on the fetus have been done. Adverse effects have been reported in some animal studies. Animals given repaglinide during both lactation (nursing) and gestation (pregnancy) have developed skeletal defects. Therefore, physicians must weigh the potential benefits and risks of this medication when considering its use in pregnant women.
It is not known whether repaglinide accumulates in breast milk. However, animals given repaglinide during pregnancy and lactation have developed skeletal defects. Because of the possibility of hypoglycemia in nursing infants and the skeletal effects in nursing animals, it is recommended that repaglinide not be used in women who are breastfeeding.
What else should I know about repaglinide?
What preparations of repaglinide are available?
Tablets: 0.5, 1, and 2 mg.
How should I keep repaglinide stored?
Tablets should be stored at room temperature, below 25 C (77 F).
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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