Who should avoid taking meglitinide?

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Meglitinide is a medication prescribed especially for people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is not suitable for every person with type 2 diabetes. It is therefore important, before you even start taking meglitinide, to make sure your doctor knows about:
  • Any allergies you have, especially an allergy to this medication.
  • Any health conditions you have besides diabetes, especially any diseases of the liver, kidneys, or adrenal or pituitary glands.
  • Anything else you take for your health, like vitamins, herbal supplements, or other over-the-counter and prescription medications.

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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