Prandin (Repaglinide) Medicare Coverage

Prandin
Chemical name: Repaglinide

Brand name: Prandin

Typical dosage: 2mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Prandin is a medication used to treat diabetes. Prandin is available as a brand name drug or as a generic and comes as an oral tablet.

Prandin is a medication that contains the active ingredient Repaglinide. Prandin is used to manage type 2 diabetes.

Prandin stimulates insulin release from the pancreas cells to help control blood sugar in diabetes. It is an oral tablet that is typically taken 2-4 times daily.

Common side effects include headache, signs of a common cold, diarrhea, joint pain and back pain.

Does Medicare cover Prandin or Repaglinide?

While some Medicare plans may not cover Prandin, some Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans in your area may cover generic Repaglinide.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.1

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Repaglinide.

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You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit MyRxPlans.com.

Average costs for Repaglinide with Medicare drug coverage

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in and the Medicare drug plan you have.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.

Additional information

Take Prandin within 30 minutes before each meal you eat during the day. If you skip a meal, skip your Prandin dose. If a meal is added to the day, add a dose for that meal.

Prandin can lead to low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause symptoms of hunger, sweating, confusion, dizziness, headache, shaking, increased heartbeat and drowsiness.

If you feel like your blood sugar might be low, eat or drink 15 grams of carbohydrates, wait 15 minutes and then retest your blood sugar. Talk to your doctor if your blood sugar is low often.

 

 

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

 

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.