A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Novonorm in the UK
Prandin generic is a medicine that is taken before meals to prevent the blood glucose levels from increasing after meals. It belongs to a group of medications known as prandial glucose regulators. This medicine works by stimulating the release of insulin in the pancreas by beta cells. This helps to control blood sugar levels but can have the adverse effect of weight gain and high blood pressure. That is why it is important to combine this treatment with regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
Prandin tablets contain repaglinide 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg. Repaglinide 1 mg and repaglinide 2 mg contain iron oxide as the coloring agent. These tablets are available at Canada Pharmacy. Your order will be delivered right to your doorstep.
Prandin should be taken by people who have type 2 diabetes. It is not suitable for people who have type 1 diabetes which is an autoimmune type of diabetes. Make sure that your doctor knows if you have the following conditions before starting this medication:
Prandin is a tablet, and it is best if it is taken 15 minutes prior to the main meal although you can take it any time before half an hour of eating the main meal. If you forget to take a dose, then you can resume it again at the next meal.
The active ingredient in Prandin is repaglinide.
An overdose of Prandin can cause the blood glucose levels to drop. Keep a close eye on your blood sugar level and immediately treat the symptoms with fast-acting carbohydrate in case of hypoglycemia.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects contact your doctor immediately.
Other less serious side effects are: