Starlix

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Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 06

I have been taking Starlix (along with Metformin and Lantus) for three years. I rarely have lows and have seen no weight gain. I have found that if I take Starlix 30 min. before my meal, it will drop my blood sugar to an acceptable level before I eat.

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Comment from: MARIKO, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: July 25

I HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS DRUG FOR OVER FIVE YEARS.IT HAS WORKED WELL WITH CONTROLING MY SUGAR LEVELS.MY A1C RESULTS HAVE BEEN AVERAGING 5.2 I WAS SWITCHED TO STARLIX FROM GLUCOPHAGE AND GLUCOTROL WHICH LED TO HELPING MY KIDNEYS FAIL. STARLIX WORKS BETTER FOR ME BECAUSE OF MY MEAL SCHEDULE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS DRUG.

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Comment from: krnsmith, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: August 16

I have taken since 2002. If I don't take it before breakfast and dinner, my sugar can get up to 200 or just past as well as some meals at noon. I feel though I have to eat a certain amount at a meal to keep from getting low sugar though and may keep me from loosing weight. I am a nibbler at times and can do ok between meals unless it is too much and then I take an additional Starlix. On no other meds. Fasting glucose usually from 110-130. Post meals very up to 180. Last AC1 was 6.1.

Comment from: [email protected], 65-74 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: February 21

Since taking this dug for more than a month I have had severe lower flank pain.

Comment from: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 04

allows me to maintain my ideal weight without having my blood sugar to go too high. My HabAic is 6.5. do not have any bad side effects

Comment from: Moondog, 65-74 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: July 31

Been using this drug for over five years now and take it before each meal. I still bet high BS readings(150-175) when I get up in the morning but is returns to a more normal resding before lunch (100-110) My doctor and I do not plan on changing anything at this time.

Comment from: millie, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 27

I have been on it now for a week and a half, 3x a day along with Metformin 2x a day. Levels are slighly better, but I have gained 5lbs!!! I am having constipation since beginning it as well.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 13

I am experiencing Headache, nahusia, dry mouth, tingling in my toes, and drausy.

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Comment from: 65-74 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: June 11

I had excellent results for 7 years and now must add another drug. The generic Starlex (nateglinde) tastes terrible.

Comment from: lady , 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 22

how long does it take the medication to become effective, I have taken it 5 days 3Xs aday and my blood sugar is up to 200 and will not decrease

Published: January 15

My blood sugar went from 125to180

Comment from: theyit, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 09

I was taking Novolog on a sliding scale three times a day. Now with starlix I was able to give up those three shots a day. My sugars are running between 70 and 115. I do st8ill take 36 units of Levimir at bedtime.

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Comment from: 65-74 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: November 15

I have been on this drug for 2 months. At first my blood sugars remained low, then they have gradually creeped upward to the mid to high 100's. My dietary habits have not changed at all, so so see no reason why my blood sugars are getting higher.

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 30

I have taken this drug for 3 weeks. I have experienced weight gain, vision problems, and cardiovascular problems (sluggish, out of breath - and I'm an active person). I stopped taking it 4 days ago and eht energy level is up, the weight is going down but still have vision problems. Seeing both my Family Dr and Optomostrist to find out why the problems.

Comment from: 5iqvef, 65-74 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: December 30

starlix has been a great help to keep my blood sugar under control.

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Comment from: Heidi, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 09

I have been on Starlix for only 3 days but my blood sugars are going up instead of down. Maybe it takes awhile for it to work.

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Comment from: Kenny, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 04

My opinion is colored by HBP meds and gout meds. My a1C's are good. Lack of energy, exteme fatigue and gout may not be due to starlix,occassionally feel out of breath. One doctor says he's not crazy about this med,but does not say why. Have had foot swelling,and kidney problems, weight gain and feelings of being air starved. I take 120, occassionally bite it in half before satisfying a sweet tooth. Chronic insomnia-again I do not blame starlix because I am on clonidine, CA channel blocker and Diovan that I look foward to changing. Does anyone with kidney problems take starlix? If you are a doctor or not would like to know your opinion. [email protected] soliciting!

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Comment from: gayla, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 22

i've only been on meds for 2 weeks no change at all readings still over 200

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: June 24

I take this along with januvia 100mg. so far it has bee great, I wish given tome foru years ago. No side effects, no gaining weight no lows, or highs. Keeping my fingers gross for the next A1C in two months.

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Comment from: Creedance5, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 04

A1C is about 7.5. I've been taking Starlix for over 2 years with insulin shots. I don't see real change in numbers but I feel anything to get numbers down is worth the effort. I recommend taking it.

Comment from: CoCo, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 31

I am disappointed that my doctor put me on this pill knowing that I have kidney disease. Thankful that I took time to come to this website and read all the information on the drug. I did the research due to the fact that my blood pressure went wacko and I ended up in the hospital for 2 days. My kidney function was checked and the readings had gotten worse. My cardiologist inquired about any new drugs and the only new drug I have beent taking for the last 2 weeks is Starlix. I believe that Starlix was the reason, and I am glad I have not used it for more than 2 weeks. Will discuss this with my doctor. I am not a happy camper right now.

Comment from: zebulonboy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 03

It is a simple easy method that controls my sugar levels.

Comment from: Byung, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: May 02

I am not exercise not much.

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