Generic Starlix (Nateglinide)
Starlix (nateglinide) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.
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Product Description
How was your experience with Starlix? Related Drugs. Find out everything you need to know about weight loss drugs in our prescription weight loss pill guide. Sign In. Starlix Drug Class Back to Top. Other Requirements Back to Top. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Starlic medication affects you. The dose your doctor recommends will be based on the Syarlix other medical conditions you have other medications you are taking your hemoglobin A1c HbA1c The recommended starting and maintenance Starlix dose is mg, taken three times a day before meals. Data show that average blood glucose, expressed Stwrlix HbA 1cmay predict the risk of coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Wyman Pharm. Data show that patients spend a significant part of their day in the postprandial state. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. In the case of Starlix, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment. Guide to Weight Loss Drugs. Tell your doctor if you notice these symptoms frequently Diarrhoea, tummy abdominal pain, indigestion, feeling sick nausea Let your doctor know if any of these become severe or troublesome. In all studies, Starlix was well-tolerated with an overall safety profile comparable to placebo. What Is Nateglinide Starlix? Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Nateglinide helps your body regulate the amount of glucose sugar in your blood. The medication belongs to a class of drugs known as meglitinides. Nateglinide is a new oral antidiabetic agent, designed to prevent postprandial hyperglycemia. Do not keep out-of-date or Srarlix medicines. Starlix Address. Indications Nateglinide is indicated as monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate glycemic Staglix by diet and physical exercise and who have not been chronically treated with other antidiabetic agents. Common nateglinide side-effects these affect less than 1 in 10 people What can I do if I experience this? Report Abusive Comment. One week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of patients with type 2 diabetes evaluated the effects of Starlix, metformin, and the combination of Starlix with metformin on glycemic control, including postprandial glucose control, and assessed the tolerability and safety of these treatment regimens. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Blockers Amiloride Benzamil Triamterene. Mitiglinide Nateglinide Repaglinide. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely. Acarbose Miglitol Voglibose. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at You should always wear a diabetic identification bracelet to be sure you get proper treatment in an emergency. If you have accidentally taken too many tablets, talk to a doctor straight away. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Be sure to follow all exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietitian. See also: Starlix drug interactions in more detail. Take Starlix up to half an hour 30 minutes before meals. Do not take it if you are not going to eat a main meal. If you think you may be pregnant or if you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if you are getting ready to eat a meal.
Common use

Starlix (nateglinide) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Starlix helps your body respond better to insulin produced by your pancreas.

Starlix is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with nateglinide if needed.

Dosage and direction

Take this medication by mouth 1-30 minutes before each main meal, usually 3 times daily, or as directed by your doctor. Take this drug no earlier than 30 minutes before the meal. Do not take a dose of medication if you are skipping that meal.

If you are having liquid meals, a higher dose of this medication may be necessary to control your blood sugar. Consult your doctor for more details.


Do not skip meals. If you are exercising much more than usual you may need extra snacks to avoid side effects caused by low blood sugar. Alcohol can increase possible side effects of nateglinide. If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking nateglinide. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, gout.


Do not use Starlix if you are allergic to nateglinide, if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

Possible side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Starlix: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect while taking Starlix, such as:

seizure (convulsions); or

jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious Starlix side effects may include:

runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, cold or flu symptoms;

diarrhea, nausea;

back pain;

dizziness; or

joint pain or stiffness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Drug interaction

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Many drugs can affect your blood sugar levels, making it more difficult to control your blood sugar. Examples include corticosteroids (such as prednisone), psychiatric medicines (such as olanzapine), fluoroquinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin), among others.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, skip that dose and resume your regular dosage schedule with your next meal. Do not double the dose to catch up.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. You may have symptoms of severe hypoglycemia such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. The specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Thyroid problems

Thyroid gland a gland of the organism located in the front part of the neck. The whole gland weights 25-30g. It works by producing 4 hormones amongst which the major are T4 Thyroxin and T3 Tri-iodothyronine. Also the gland produces Calcitonin a biologically active substance that regulates the Ca2+ metabolism in the body.

The thyroid gland, pituitary gland and hypothalamus work as one regulatory system. There are different types of thyroid gland dysfunctions for example:

  • Hypothyroidism A dysfunction which manifests in decreased production or inability to produce thyroid hormones. All the metabolism processes in the organism are slowed down. The causes of the disorder might be autoimmune thyroiditis, therapy with radioactive Iodine, hereditary disorders.
  • Hyperthyroid an excess in production of thyroid hormones. The disorder leads to an increase in the organisms metabolism speed. The causes of the disorder might be: benign tumors, when the gland is not controlled by the pituitary gland, autoimmune processes Graves's disease. The symptoms of the hyperfunction may lead to thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm a severe condition which affects the main organism functions and in turn may leading to coma and death.
  • Another dysfunction of the thyroid gland is goiter which is caused by iodine insufficiency, followed by an increase in size of the thyroid gland which may lead to hyper- or hypothyroidism.

If you feel that some of the following may be applied to youthen a possibility of the thyroid disorder exists:

  • Fatigue, especially in the morning and less in the evening
  • Changes in weight, especially around the abdomen
  • Depression and melancholy
  • Increased levels of cholesterol
  • Spasms and muscle contractions
  • Constipation
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Bad memory and other neurological

All of the above may signal a possible thyroid disorder. It would be safe to consult your doctor and measure the levels of the T4 and T3 hormones in the blood.