Starlix Diabetes Medicine  

Starlix Information Guide

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  Starlix Diabetes Drug  

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    STARLIX as approved by the FDA of America.

     

    FDA & CDC Approved Medications

     

    Starlix (Nateglinide)

    Synonyms: Fastic, SDZ-DJN 608, Starsis

     

    Starlix is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication helps your body respond better to insulin produced by your pancreas

     

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What is the most important information I should know about starlix?

 

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to starlix, if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low, causing hypoglycemia. You may have hypoglycemia if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress.

Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them. Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Sugar sources include orange juice, glucose gel, candy, or milk. Severe hypoglycemia may cause loss of consciousness, seizures, or death. If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use an injection of glucagon. Your doctor can give you a prescription for a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to give the injection. If your blood sugar gets too high (hyperglycemia), you may feel very thirsty or hungry. You may also urinate more than usual. Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of hyperglycemia.

Nateglinide is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels.

It is important to take starlix regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

 

What is starlix?

 

Nateglinide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication helps your body respond better to insulin produced by your pancreas.

Nateglinide is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with starlix if needed.

Nateglinide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

 

What should I discuss with my doctor before taking starlix?

 

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to starlix, if you have type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Before taking starlix, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medications, or if you have liver disease or gout. You may not be able to use starlix, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether starlix passes into breast milk or if it could be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not take starlix without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

 

How should I take starlix?

 

Take starlix exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger or smaller amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription.

Your dose needs may change if you are ill, if you have a fever or infection, or if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Do not change your dose of starlix without first talking to your doctor. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Nateglinide is usually taken 3 times daily, within 30 minutes before eating a meal. Follow your doctor's instructions. If you skip a meal, do not take your dose of starlix. Wait until your next meal.

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low, causing hypoglycemia. You may have hypoglycemia if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress.

Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them. Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Sugar sources include orange juice, glucose gel, candy, or milk. Severe hypoglycemia may cause loss of consciousness, seizures, or death. If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use an injection of glucagon. Your doctor can give you a prescription for a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to give the injection.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, you will need to check your blood sugar at home. Your blood will also need to be tested by your doctor on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Nateglinide is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels.

It is important to take starlix regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Store starlix at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

 

What happens if I miss a dose?

 

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if you are getting ready to eat a meal. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

 

What happens if I overdose?

 

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a starlix overdose include hunger, nausea, anxiety, cold sweats, weakness, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, and coma.

 

What should I avoid while taking starlix?

 

Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.

Do not use starlix if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis. Call your doctor for treatment.

 

What are the possible side effects of starlix?

 

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

 

What other drugs will affect starlix?

 

You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you are taking starlix with other drugs that raise blood sugar. Drugs that can raise blood sugar include:

You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are taking starlix with other drugs that lower blood sugar. Drugs that can lower blood sugar include:

There may be other drugs not listed that can affect starlix. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.