... 2. I do not take any other drugs, but I do take a lot of herbs: Cinnimon, Gluco-support and supplements: Vitamins: a,b,c,d,e, Milk Thistle, Omega III, Alpha Lipid Acid. My blood sugar usually run from 180 - 230 when it is out of control.. Is Starlix safe? My Dr. said we will try this and see if it helps. He also told me to take it with my meal... I am now reading it should be taken before my meal... I just want to be safe. Please help!
How to use Starlix :
Use Starlix as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Starlix by mouth 1 to 30 minutes before meals.
If you skip a meal, you must also skip your scheduled dose to avoid the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).
Talk to your doctor or other health care provider about what to do if you miss a dose of Starlix .
Some more information can be read on www.drugs.com, which says:
Starlix (nateglinide) is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Starlix (nateglinide) should be taken 1 to 30 minutes prior to meals.
Monotherapy and Combination with Metformin or a Thiazolidinedione
The recommended starting and maintenance dose of Starlix, alone or in combination with metformin or a thiazolidinedione, is 120 mg three times daily before meals.
The 60-mg dose of Starlix, either alone or in combination with metformin or a thiazolidinedione, may be used in patients who are near goal HbA1C when treatment is initiated.
Dosage in Geriatric Patients
No special dose adjustments are usually necessary. However, greater sensitivity of some individuals to Starlix therapy cannot be ruled out.
Dosage in Renal and Hepatic Impairment
No dosage adjustment is necessary in patients with mild-to-severe renal insufficiency or in patients with mild hepatic insufficiency. Dosing of patients with moderate-to-severe hepatic dysfunction has not been studied. Therefore, Starlix should be used with caution in patients with moderate-to-severe liver disease.
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