nateglinide, Starlix

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Type 2 Diabetes Warning Signs

PRESCRIBED FOR: Nateglinide is used with diet and exercise to control blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It also may be combined with metformin (Glucophage) or thiazolidinediones (pioglitazone [Actos] or rosiglitazone [Avandia]), which are other drugs that are used for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of nateglinide therapy are:

Another important side effect of nateglinide therapy is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels with or without symptoms) can occur.

Some symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/18/2014

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