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Starlix Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Starlix)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if you are getting ready to eat a meal. . Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Starlix)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

You may have symptoms of severe hypoglycemia such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking nateglinide (Starlix)?

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

What other drugs will affect nateglinide (Starlix)?

Using a beta-blocker can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you take atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;

You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you take nateglinide with other drugs that can raise blood sugar, such as:

  • isoniazid;
  • somatropin (Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin, Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, Zorbtive, and others);
  • diuretics (water pills);
  • steroids (prednisone and others);
  • heart or blood pressure medication (Cartia, Cardizem, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, and others);
  • niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and others);
  • phenothiazines (Compazine and others);
  • thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others);
  • birth control pills and other hormones;
  • seizure medicines (Dilantin and others); and
  • diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.

You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you take nateglinide with other drugs that can lower blood sugar, such as:

  • probenecid (Benemid);
  • some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
  • aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol);
  • antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
  • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven, and others);
  • heart or blood pressure medication (Accupril, Altace, Cordarone, Lotensin, Pacerone, Prinivil, Vasotec, Zestril, and others);
  • sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others);
  • a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); or
  • other oral diabetes medications, especially acarbose (Precose), metformin (Glucophage), miglitol (Glyset), pioglitazone (Actos), or rosiglitazone (Avandia).

These lists are not complete and there are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of nateglinide on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about nateglinide.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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