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Drug info for Repaglinide

Action

Increase insulin release
Can only be used for type 2 diabetes

Prototype

Repagl­inide
 

Admini­str­ation

Rapid onset
Take 30 min before a meal
Skip meal --> skip med

Adverse Effects:

Gastric Distress (diarrhea)
Increased risk of hypogl­ycemia because drug increases release of insulin

Drug Intera­ctions

Gemfib­rozil
Naids will increase the effect of Repagl­inide
Estrogen & birth control will decrease the effect of Repagl­inide
 

Nursing Interv­entions

Educate the client to skip dose if they are skipping a meal
 

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