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What foods and alcohol interact with repaglinide and metformin?

Repaglinide and metformin (PrandiMet), a combination drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, can interact with other medications, including:
  • arthritis medications
  • aspirin
  • blood pressure medications
  • corticosteroids
  • diuretics
  • some antibiotics, including erythromycin
  • oral contraceptives and other estrogen-containing medications
  • morphine
  • quinine
  • ranitidine (Zantac)
  • gemfibrozil (Lopid)
  • deferasirox (Exjade)
While taking repaglinide and metformin, it's important to watch your alcohol intake. Drinking too much or too often can cause your blood sugar levels to drop and increase your risk of developing a life-threatening side effect called lactic acidosis. Repaglinide and metformin doesn't interact with any particular foods, but you do have to watch what you eat while taking it. To get the most benefit from this drug, it's important to follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise.

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