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Insert F: Starlix (D-Phenylalanine Derivative)

D-Phenylalanine (dee-FEN-il-​AL-uh-neen) Derivative (duh-RIV-uh-tiv)


Brand Name​ Generic Name​
 __ Starlix (STAR-liks)​ ​ __ nateglinide (nuh-TEG-lih-nyd)

What does this​ type of pill do?

This type of pill helps your body make more insulin for a short period of time right after meals. The insulin helps keep your blood glucose from going too high after you eat, a common problem in people with diabetes.

Who should n​ot take Starlix?

Talk with your doctor about whether to take this type of pill if

  • you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • you have liver disease

What are the p​ossible side effects?

Possible side effects are

  • low blood glucose, also called hypoglycemia (HY-poh-gly-SEE-mee-uh)—for more information, see Insert N
  • weight gain
  • dizziness

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December 2013