Drug products: NovoNorm®, Repaglinid Actavis, Repaglinid Arrow, Repaglinid Sandoz, Repaglinid STADA, Repaglinide Accord, Repaglinide Krka, Repaglinide Teva
ATC code: A10BX02
No clinically relevant sex differences have been described. A retrospective cohort study has shown a possible higher risk of hospitalized heart failure for women.
Studies indicate that men in the early middle age have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus compared with women in the same age group . In Sweden, the age-standardized prevalence of pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically treated diabetes was 56% for men and 39% for women in 2012 .
Pharmacokinetics and dosing
No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding the pharmacokinetics of repaglinide have been found.
No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding the effect of repaglinide have been found.
In a retrospective cohort study from Taiwan including patients with type 2 diabetes treated with glinide (meglitinide/repaglinide) (14 357 men, 11 281 women) a higher risk of hospitalized heart failure was found for women (men: adjusted HR 1.26; 95%CI 0.95-1.68; women: adjusted HR 1.88; 95%CI 1.39-2.55) .
Reproductive health issues
Regarding teratogenic aspects, please consult Janusmed Drugs and Birth Defects (in Swedish, Janusmed fosterpåverkan).
Date of litterature search: 2020-03-03
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- Jansson SP, Fall K, Brus O, Magnuson A, Wändell P, Östgren CJ et al. Prevalence and incidence of diabetes mellitus: a nationwide population-based pharmaco-epidemiological study in Sweden. Diabet Med. 2015;32(10):1319-28. PubMed
- Lee YC, Chang CH, Dong YH, Lin JW, Wu LC, Hwang JS et al. Comparing the risks of hospitalized heart failure associated with glinide, sulfonylurea, and acarbose use in type 2 diabetes: A nationwide study. Int J Cardiol. 2017;228:1007-1014. PubMed
- Läkemedelsstatistik. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen. 2019 [cited 2020-03-10.] länk
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