Generic Name - Nateglinide
Category - Antidiabetic agent
Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Generic for Starlix* is indicated to treat is a medicine used to lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. With this type of diabetes, insulin produced by the pancreas is not able to get sugar into the cells of the body where it can work properly. Generic for Starlix* will help to lower blood sugar when it is too high and help restore the way you use food to make energy.
Generic for Starlix* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Starlix* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Starlix* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Starlix*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Beta-blockers such as propranolol or nadolol
Chromium, or multivitamins with trace elements
Corticosteroids such as prednisone or cortisone
Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide
Antidepressant drugs such as phenelzine
Birth control pills
Chlorpromazine and other drugs similar to chlorpromazine
Rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine
Salicylates such as aspirin
Generic for Starlix* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericStarlix*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Starlix* for type 2 diabetes mellitus is 120 milligrams three times a day whether taken alone or combined with Glucophage.
Generic for Starlix* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Starlix* side Effects include dizziness, fast heart rate, low blood sugar, skin rash or itchy skin and sweating.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Starlix*.
Generic for Starlix* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Starlix* will harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. Before taking Generic for Starlix*, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Generic for Starlix* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Starlix* passes into human breast milk. However, it is not recommended during breast-feeding, because it may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies.
Generic for Starlix* and Pediatric
There is no specific information comparing use of Generic for Starlix* in children with use in other age groups.
Generic for Starlix* and Geriatric
Generic for Starlix* has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults. However, older patients may be more likely to develop low blood sugar.
The above information about Generic for Starlix* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.