Directory of Drugs: Starlix - nateglinide
Brand Name: Starlix®
What is Starlix used for?
Starlix is used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) whose high blood sugar cannot be controlled with diet and exercise and who have not been taking other diabetic medicines regularly. Starlix can be given alone or in addition to metformin (GlucophageÒ).
Who should not take Starlix?
You should not take Starlix if you have:
General Precautions with Starlix:
Because certain other medicines may affect the effectiveness of Starlix, tell your doctor or health care provider about the medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. These drugs include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as MotrinÒ and AdvilÒ , and salicylates, such as aspirin.
Tell your health care provider if you:
What are some possible side effects of Starlix? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Starlix. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effect is blood sugar that gets too low (hypoglycemia).
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