Starlix (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Starlix (Oral) Medication Classification
NATEGLINIDE (By mouth)
Starlix (Oral) Brandname
Starlix (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Nateglinide (na-te-GLYE-nide) Lowers blood sugar in people who have Type 2 diabetes and are not using insulin.
When To Not Use Starlix (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nateglinide, or if you have Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes or a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
How Should You Use Starlix (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- It is best to take this medicine within 30 minutes before a meal. If you skip a meal, then you should also skip your dose of nateglinide.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Starlix (Oral) Storage
Store Starlix (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Starlix (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Starlix (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Toprol®), an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), diuretics or "water pills" (such as furosemide, Lasix®, Norvasc®), corticosteroids (such as cortisone, prednisone), thyroid medicine (such as Levothyroid®, Synthroid®), cold or allergy medicines, pain or arthritis medicine (such as Advil®, Aleve®, aspirin, Dolobid®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Motrin®, Orudis®, Relafen®, Voltaren®), or other diabetes medicine.
Starlix (Oral) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have adrenal or pituitary gland problems, nerve problems, gout, or liver disease.
- This medicine may cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some symptoms of low blood sugar are sweating, nervousness, shaking, faintness, fast heartbeat, tiredness, weakness, headache, and/or trouble concentrating. Make sure you know what to do if you have low blood sugar.
- If you get sick, injured, or have surgery, this medicine may not work as well as usual. You may need other medicine in addition to nateglinide. Call your doctor for instructions.
Starlix (Oral) Side Effects
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Diarrhea, nausea
- Stuffy or runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat