Prescription Drug Coverage

Prandin (Repaglinide) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Repaglinide (generic Prandin). Learn more about Prandin and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
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.

How much does Repaglinide cost with Medicare?

Repaglinide coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Repaglinide ?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Repaglinide, the generic form of Prandin, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Repaglinide include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • 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. We represent carriers such as Humana, Aetna, UHC, Anthem BCBS, Wellcare, Cigna Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente.

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

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.

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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.

1 GoodRx. Prandin. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.