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:
- Runny nose,
- upper respiratory infections,
- back pain,
- flu-like symptoms,
- dizziness, and
- joint pain are the most common side
Some symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
- heart palpitations,
- numbness around the mouth,
- tingling in the fingers,
- muscle weakness,
- blurred vision,
- cold temperature,
- excessive yawning,
- confusion, or
- loss of consciousness.
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