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Who should not take Prandin?

Prandin (repaglinide) should not be used by people who have type 1 diabetes or those who are allergic to the drug. The type 2 diabetes treatment should not be taken by anyone experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis -- a condition in which potentially poisonous compounds called ketones build up in the blood. It should also not be used by anyone taking the cholesterol drug gemfibrozil.

Prandin may not be safe for people who have kidney, liver, adrenal or pituitary diseases. People who are elderly, malnourished, or ill may be at increased risk for developing low blood sugar levels if they take Prandin.

It's not clear whether Prandin is safe and effective in children, so they should take a different medicine for their type 2 diabetes. Women who are pregnant or who are considering becoming pregnant, or who are breastfeeding, should talk with their doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this drug. Research suggests that Prandin could affect a developing fetus or nursing baby.

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