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Starlix Tablet



In a clinical study in patients with Type 2 diabetes, Starlix® (nateglinide) was administered in increasing doses up to 720 mg a day for 7 days and there were no clinically significant adverse events reported. There have been no instances of overdose with Starlix in clinical trials. However, an overdose may result in an exaggerated glucose-lowering effect with the development of hypoglycemic symptoms. Hypoglycemic symptoms without loss of consciousness or neurological findings should be treated with oral glucose and adjustments in dosage and/or meal patterns. Severe hypoglycemic reactions with coma, seizure, or other neurological symptoms should be treated with intravenous glucose. As nateglinide is highly protein bound, dialysis is not an efficient means of removing it from the blood.


Starlix® (nateglinide) is contraindicated in patients with:

  1. Known hypersensitivity to the drug or its inactive ingredients.
  2. Type 1 diabetes.
  3. Diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition should be treated with insulin.
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/25/2017


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