Medicines in this class:
Nateglinide(nuh-TAY-gli-nide) - brand name Starlix
Repaglinide(re-PAG-lin-ide) brand name Prandin
This medicine helps your body to:
Control blood glucose (sugar).
Release more insulin.
This medicine comes in tablet form. Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often to take it.
Take it 30 minutes before a meal. It begins to work as you are eating.
If you miss a dose before a meal: Skip that dose; and take your next dose before your next meal. Never take two doses at the same time.
If you skip a meal, you should skip your dose.
Low blood glucose (blood sugar) is the main side effect. It may occur when you miss a meal, exercise too long or drink alcohol.
Other side effects may include:
Diarrhea (loose, watery stools)
Feeling sick to your stomach
Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills)
Cold symptoms (runny or stuffy nose, cough, sneezing or sore throat)
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these problems:
Rapid weight gain.
Fever, chills or sore throat for more than 3 days.
A bad rash.
Any sign of an allergic reaction, such as:
Swelling in the face, hands, mouth or throat.
Tingling in the mouth or throat.
A tight feeling in the chest.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor:
About all medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal products.
If you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
If you have problems with your adrenal or pituitary glands.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have type 1 diabetes or have ketones in your urine (ketoacidosis).
Do not take this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine in this class.
Always eat carbohydrate when drinking alcohol. Alcohol is more likely to lower your blood glucose while you are on this medicine.
This medicine may not work as well when you have a fever, injury, surgery or severe emotional stress.
For informational purposes only. Not to replace the advice of your health care provider.
Copyright © 2006 Fairview Health Services. All rights reserved. SMARTworks 520675 Rev 11/15.
For informational purposes only. Not to replace the advice of your health care provider. Copyright © 2006 Fairview Health Services. All rights reserved. SMARTworks 520675 Rev 11/15.