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Nateglimide
(Generic alternative to Starlix)

Formulation : Tablet

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Starlix
(Nateglimide)

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What is Starlix /Nateglimide used for?

Starlix is a prescription medication that is used to monitor blood sugar levels. Starlix is used to effectively treat type 2 (non-insulin) diabetes by improving your body's response to the insulin that is created by your pancreas.

How should Starlix /Nateglimide be stored?

Starlix tablets should be stored in an air tight container at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Starlix/Nateglimide ?

Starlix should be taken in accordance to your doctor's prescription. When taking Starlix, follow the directions listed on your prescription. Starlix tablets are generally taken three times a day before each meal. Dosages of Starlix are often based on several treatment factors including weight control, diet and exercise.

When should Starlix /Nateglimide not be taken?

Starlix should not be taken if you have allergies to nateglinide, if you have type 1 diabetes or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis.

What precautions should I follow when taking Starlix /Nateglimide ?

Starlix is often only a component in treatment planning, which will involve a regulation of diet, weight control and exercise. If your doctor has planned a similar treatment program, be sure to follow it, as changing your program routines will affect your blood sugar.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Starlix /Nateglimide ?

Talk to your doctor before taking Starlix if you have liver disease or gout. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby, so tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. If you are breast feeding a baby, tell your doctor before taking Starlix as this medication may have harmful effects.

When should Starlix /Nateglimide not be taken?

Serious side effects include seizures, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Tell your doctor if you experience these side effects.

Less serious side effects include runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, cold or flu symptoms; diarrhea, nausea; back pain; dizziness; or joint pain or stiffness.

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