repaglinide tablets should be taken before the main meal (before meals). the insulinotropic secretion response occurs within 30 minutes of oral administration of repaglinide tablets.
repaglinide tablets are usually taken within 15 minutes before meals. instruct patients to take repaglinide tablets within 30 minutes before meals.
please take repaglinide tablets as directed by your doctor. the dose varies from person to person and depends on the individual's blood sugar. the recommended starting dose is 0.5 mg (1 tablet), which can be adjusted weekly or every two weeks if needed. for patients treated with other oral hypoglycemic medications can be directly switched to repaglinide tablets, the recommended starting dose is 1 mg (2 tablets).
the largest recommended single dose is 4mg (8 tablets), taken at mealtimes, with a maximum daily dose of 16 mg (32 tablets).
for patients with debilitation and malnutrition, the dose should be carefully adjusted. if combined with metformin, the dose of repaglinide tablets should be reduced. although repaglinide is mainly excreted by bile, patients with renal insufficiency should still use repaglinide tablets with caution.