Compare Starlix vs. glyburide
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Lowers blood sugar.
Starlix (nateglinide) can quickly lower your blood sugar, but needs to be timed with your meals.
Lowers blood sugar.
Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
3.3/ 5 average rating with 110 reviewsforglyburide
- Can quickly lower blood sugar.
- Good alternative if you have poor kidney function.
- Can be safely used in people 65 and older.
- Widely available in generic (cheaper) form.
- Available as an oral tablet.
- Lowers your A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2%.
- Available in generic version.
- Available in single pill combination with other anti-diabetic medicines.
- Take during mealtime.
- May need to take as often as three times daily.
- Can easily cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you don't maintain a consistent diet or exercise schedule.
- More likely to cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar than other types of oral anti-diabetics.
- You will have to check your blood sugar often when you first start taking it.
- Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
- Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
- May not work as well for those with severe diabetes and when pancreas cannot produce insulin.
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10possible side effects
- Common cold11%
- Back pain4%
- Flu symptoms4%
- Joint problems3%
- Accidental trauma3%
- Inflammation of the airways3%
- Low blood sugar2%
2possible side effects
- Nausea and heartburn2%
- Skin allergies2%
Risks and risk factors
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Changes in meal pattern
- Changes in how much exercise you do
- Taking other antidiabetic medications
- Bad liver or renal function
- Low blood sugar
- Over age 65
- Kidney problems
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
- Intense physical activity
- Severe allergic reactions
- History of sulfa allergies