nateglinide, Starlix (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: No safety and efficacy studies have been conducted in pregnant women taking nateglinide. Nateglinide should not be used during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: No safety and efficacy studies have been conducted in pregnant women taking nateglinide. Since many drugs are excreted in breast milk, the manufacturer recommends that nateglinide not be administered to nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Runny nose, cough, upper respiratory infections, back pain, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, and joint pain are the most common side effect of nateglinide therapy. Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels with or without symptoms) can occur. Some symptoms of hypoglycemia include hunger, nausea, tiredness, perspiration, headache, heart palpitations, numbness around the mouth, tingling in the fingers, tremors, muscle weakness, blurred vision, cold temperature, excessive yawning, irritability, confusion, or loss of consciousness.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/10/2012


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