D-Phenylalanine (dee-FEN-il-AL-uh-neen) Derivative (duh-RIV-uh-tiv)
| __ 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 not 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 possible 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
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