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Eurepa 2 MG Tablet 10

Eurepa 2 MG Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Repaglinide is an oral anti-diabetic medicine which is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Thus, it helps to prevent the complications of diabetes. Repaglinide is usually given in combination metformin.

    Mode of drug action


    Repaglinide works by increasing the insulin production from the pancreas, thereby, lowering the blood glucose levels.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common repaglinide side effects are stomach pain, cold symptoms (e.g. runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, etc.), constipation, and diarrhea.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • It is not advisable to take Eurepa tablet if an allergic reaction has been experienced with repaglinide in the past.

    • Eurepa should not be used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. This medicine should not be taken by patients with severe liver disease and diabetic ketoacidosis (increase in the ketone bodies in the blood).

    • People with severe illness or injury, and those who have to undergo a major surgery may lose control over the sugar levels. Consult a physician for help.

    • Eurepa should be used with caution in the patients with conditions such as liver or kidney problems, or a history of heart failure.

    • Pregnant and lactating women should take the Eurepa medicine only under a doctor’s supervision. This is because of the possibility of harm to the baby.

    • Children and adolescents (aged below 18 years), and elderly patients aged over 75 years should not take this medicine.

    • Tell the doctor about the other medicines taken along with Eurepa. This is especially important for people taking gemfibrozil (a cholesterol lowering drug). The doctor will tell if taking these medicines together with Eurepa is safe.

    • Take the medicine exactly as directed by the doctor. This helps to reduce or avoid the unwanted effects associated with the drug use.

    • You may have to take Eurepa for your whole life or as suggested by the physician. So, do not stop the medicine without asking a doctor.

    • Read the package leaflet regarding the benefits and side effects of repaglinide.

    What else should I know?

    1. What increases the risk of hypoglycemia while taking repaglinide tablets? Your risk for hypoglycemia increases if you take more than the prescribed dose of repaglinide or perform more exercises than usual. Also, the risk is high in liver and kidney disease patients.

    2. How to identify if I have hypoglycemia? You will have symptoms such as cool skin, unusual sweating, increase in heart beat, excess hunger, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty with concentration, etc. in case of hypoglycemic episodes.

    3. What is the effect of alcohol on repaglinide? Alcohol can alter the glucose lowering ability of repaglinide and can lead to hypoglycemia. Therefore, try to avoid alcohol consumption or closely monitor the glucose levels.

    4. How should I take repaglinide tablets? Take the tablets half an hour before each main meal. Swallow the tablets with water, without crushing or chewing them.

    5. What is the repaglinide dose for diabetes in adults? The usual starting dose of repaglinide for diabetes in adults is 0.5 mg which may be later increased up to 4 mg per day.

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