Starlix

(nateglinide)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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Starlix (nateglinide) can quickly lower your blood sugar, but needs to be timed with your meals.

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Quick facts about Starlix
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (nateglinide)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Starlix (nateglinide) stimulates your body to release more insulin.

Quick facts about Starlix
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (nateglinide)

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What to expect when you take Starlix (nateglinide) for Type 2 diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Common cold
  • Back pain
  • Flu symptoms
  • Joint problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing
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Side effect rates for Starlix (nateglinide)

From 1899 clinical trials of Starlix when taken for type 2 diabetes
  • Common cold
    11%11%
    8%8%
  • Back pain
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Flu symptoms
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Dizziness
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Joint problems
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Accidental trauma
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Inflammation of the airways
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Coughing
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Low blood sugar
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Starlix (nateglinide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Changes in meal pattern
    • Changes in how much exercise you do
    • Taking other antidiabetic medications
    • Bad liver or renal function

    Starlix (nateglinide) can cause low blood sugar. Very low blood sugar is ife-threatening. Talk to your doctor about the symptoms of low blood sugar, and how to treat it.

Pharmacist Q&A

Starlix (nateglinide) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats Type 2 diabetes.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats Type 2 diabetes.

Common concerns from people taking Starlix (nateglinide)

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Food
  • If you skip a meal, skip the dose for that meal.
  • Take during mealtime.
Kidneys and liver
  • Good alternative if you have poor kidney function.