Gluconorm (Repaglinide) is a prescription medication that is used in combination with other medications to control high blood sugar with a proper diet and exercise program. This medication is used in people with type 2 diabetes. Repaglinide belongs to the class of drugs called meglitinides that are chemically not like other anti-diabetic medications. This medication works by acting on the cells called beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to properly use sugar from the diet. Gluconorm is taken 15 minutes before each meal or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Gluconorm from Canada by Novo Nordisk and generic Repaglinide from Canada by a different manufacturer. Gluconorm is available in the strength of 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg tablets.
Gluconorm Side Effects
The common side effects of Gluconorm may include diarrhea, joint pain and weight gain.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Repaglinide can cause low blood sugar if you take other diabetes medications. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include chills, cold sweat, dizziness, drowsiness, fainting, fast heartbeat, headache, hunger, shaking, tingling of the hands or feet; weakness.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Gluconorm if you are allergic to Repaglinide or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Your may get blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase the risk of low blood sugar. Gluconorm should only be used during pregnancy when it is clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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