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Glinate - 120 mg  

Nateglinide
Glinate - 120 mg

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Understanding Nateglinide
Nateglinide keeps blood sugar levels among type 2 diabetics in check. It is sold as Starlix and Glinate by Glenmark Pharma. Thanks to Glinate, the body is able to respond a whole lot better to insulin.

Some Important Information about Nateglinide
You should not take Nateglinide if you are afflicted with diabetic ketoacidosis or are somehow allergic to the medication.
Given that Nateglinide works on lowering blood sugar levels, they may become way too low resulting in hypoglycemia, so keep glucose handy around you at all times.
Bear in mind that Nateglinide alone will not help you with treating diabetes; you also have to make sure that you control your weight, exercise regularly and maintain a stringent diet.
Since FDA classifies Nateglinide as a Category C medication, it means there is no conclusive evidence to state that it may be harmful to unborn children if pregnant mothers take the drug. Yet if you are pregnant or nursing, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor if it would be OK for you to take the medication.

Prior to taking Nateglinide
Before taking Nateglinide, it is recommended that you discuss your overall health condition with your doctor at length, especially if you have any liver affliction.

Taking Nateglinide
Take Nateglinide exactly as per the doctor’s instructions without any wavering whatsoever.
It is typically taken thrice within a space of half an hour before you have had your meal. In any case your doctor will guide you on this. Always be aware of your blood sugar levels and keep a source of glucose handy near you in case hypoglycemia happens.

A final note would be to keep adequate supplies of the medication with you at all times.

Missing a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember but skip it if the next one is near. Do not double or overdose to make up for the one you missed.

Overdose
Seek immediate medical help if you overdose. Symptoms include blurred vision, seizures or a confused state of existence among others.

Precautions
Do not take alcohol with Nateglinide since it lowers blood sugar levels considerably on its own.

Side Effects
Possible side effects of Nateglinide include seizures, jaundice, diarrhea, pain in the joints, back pain, cough, sneezing, etc.
There can be other side effects as well. It is important that you seek medical help promptly in case you notice anything way out of the norm.

Dosage
Your doctor will determine your dosage based on a thorough examination. You need to follow this regimen religiously. For type 2 diabetes, typical dosage is 120 mg or 60 mg of medication 3 times a day before meals.

Drug Interaction
There are various medications which Nateglinide can end up interacting with. In particular, it can cause hyperglycemia or high blood sugar, as well as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. The former can be caused by interaction with medications like oral contraceptives, diuretics, allergy medication, steroids, or thyroid medication. The latter can be caused by interaction with sulfa drugs, aspirin or any other salicylates, other medications for diabetes, as well as some NSAIDs.

Remember there can be other drug interactions as well which is why it is important that you candidly discuss with your doctor about all medications you take or are planning to take.

Additional Information

SKU 715
US Brand Name Starlix 120mg
Strength 120 mg
Generic Name Nateglinide
Manufacturer Glenmark
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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