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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Rapilin purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Rapilin before taking it.

What is Rapilin

Rapilin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by causing the pancreas to produce insulin.
Rapilin is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with Rapilin if needed.
Rapilin may also be used for purposes not listed in Rapilin guide.

Rapilin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:
  • diarrhea, constipation;
  • joint pain; or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)

Rapilin dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 2:

Patients who have not previously taken an oral hypoglycemic or patients who have an HbA1c less than 8%: 0.5 mg orally with meals.
Patients previously treated with an oral hypoglycemic or patients who have an HbA1c greater than or equal to 8%: 1 to 2 mg orally with meals.
All doses should be taken within 15 minutes of the meal or as much as 30 minutes before the meal. If a meal is skipped, the Rapilin dose should also be skipped. Likewise, if a meal is added during the day, so should a dose of Rapilin.

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Rapilin medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
Sun Rise International Labs Ltd.
0 .5mg10 Tablet$0.51India

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
EUREPA 1 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.80Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Eurepa 2mg Tablet $0.29Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1 mg x 10's $0.93
Eurepa 1mg TAB / 10 $1.38
Glimet 2.5+250 Tablet $0.01
Glimet Tablet $0.01Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
GLIMET DS 5 MG/500 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.17Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
GLIMET tab 10's $0.05Franco-Indian
Glimet 80+500 Tablet $0.05
GLIMET 2.5 MG/250 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.06Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
10 's $0.06
Glimet Glipizide 2.5mg, Metformin HCI250mg TAB / 10 $0.06
Glimet Capsule/ Tablet / 2.5mg-250mg (10 units) $0.08Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals
Glimet Capsule/ Tablet / 5mg-500mg (10 units) $0.11Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals
NOVONORM Capsule/ Tablet / 1mg (15 units) $2.02Novo Nordisk Pharma India
Novonorm 1mg TAB / 15 $2.29
Novonorm 0.5mg TAB / 30 $2.70
Novonorm 1mg TAB / 30 $4.44
NOVONORM 2MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (30 tablets each) $6.83Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
NOVONORM tab 0.5 mg x 15's $1.35Novo Nordisk
NovoNorm 1 mg x 90's $40.50
0 .5 mg x 10's $0.40
Q-REPA tab 0.5 mg x 10's $0.40Q Check
Q-Repa 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.40
1 mg x 10's $0.70
Q-REPA tab 1 mg x 10's $0.70Q Check
Q-Repa 1mg TAB / 10 $0.70
2 mg x 10's $1.17
Q-REPA tab 2 mg x 10's $1.17Q Check
Q-Repa 2mg TAB / 10 $1.17
Regan 10mg Tablet $0.01Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
REGAN 0.5 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.43Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
REGAN 1 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.72Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Regan 2mg TAB / 10 $1.17
Repa 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.30
REPA 1 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.60Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Repide 0.5mg Tablet $0.04Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
0 .5 mg x 10's $0.43
REPIDE tab 0.5 mg x 10's $0.43Wallace
Repide 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.43
REPIDE Capsule/ Tablet / 0.5mg (10 units) $0.43Wallace Pharmaceuticals
REPIDE 0.5MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.45Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
1 mg x 10's $0.72
REPIDE tab 1 mg x 10's $0.72Wallace
Repide 1mg TAB / 10 $0.72
REPIDE Capsule/ Tablet / 1mg (10 units) $0.72Wallace Pharmaceuticals
Repide 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.43
Repide 1mg TAB / 10 $0.72
2 mg x 10's $1.87
RESTRICT tab 2 mg x 10's $1.87East West
Restrict 2mg TAB / 10 $1.87
0 .5 mg x 10's $0.73
RESTRICT tab 0.5 mg x 10's $0.73East West
Restrict 0.5mg TAB / 10 $0.73
1 mg x 10's $1.18
RESTRICT tab 1 mg x 10's $1.18East West
Restrict 1mg TAB / 10 $1.18
ROVO dispertab 100 mg x 10's $0.53Unikind
ROVO tab 200 mg x 10's $0.84Unikind


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Rapilin - Frequently asked Questions

Can Rapilin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

What other drugs will affect Rapilin?

Many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of Rapilin on lowering your blood sugar. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Who should not take Rapilin?

You should not use Rapilin if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • type 1 diabetes;

  • severe liver disease;

  • if you also take gemfibrozil; or

  • if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

To make sure Rapilin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease; or

  • if you also take metformin or other diabetes medicines.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Rapilin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Your doctor may recommend using insulin to be sure your blood sugar is well-controlled during pregnancy.

It is not known whether Rapilin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

How should I take Rapilin?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Rapilin is usually taken 2 to 4 times daily, within 30 minutes before eating a meal. Follow your doctor's instructions. If you skip a meal, do not take your dose of Rapilin. Wait until your next meal.

Your blood sugar will need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office.

Low blood sugar can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, or feeling shaky. Always keep a source of sugar with you in case you have low blood sugar. Sugar sources include fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, and non-diet soda. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use a glucagon injection. Your doctor can prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to use it.

Also watch for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss.

Check your blood sugar carefully during times of stress, travel, illness, surgery or medical emergency, vigorous exercise, or if you drink alcohol or skip meals. These things can affect your glucose levels and your dose needs may also change. Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor's advice.

Rapilin is only part of a treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, blood sugar testing, and special medical care. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.

Store Rapilin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Can Rapilin be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Rapilin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.



Following the study conducted by gMedication.com on Rapilin, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Rapilin. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology