Starlix (nateglinide) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by stimulating the body to produce insulin. This article is intended for informational purposes to help Welzo users understand Starlix.

Health Benefits

In adults with type 2 diabetes, Starlix can be used to help control blood sugar levels.It functions by increasing the pancreas' production of insulin.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Starlix include:





Stomach pain

If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately. You should also contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects, such as:

Allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat)

Low blood sugar (headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, fast heartbeat, feeling jittery or shaking)

High blood sugar (increased urination; excessive thirst; dry mouth; fruity breath odor)

Starlix is a prescription medicine used to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).


Starlix is typically prescribed at a starting dose of 60 mg three times daily before meals.If you have kidney disease, your doctor might start you on a lower dose or keep a closer eye on how well your kidneys are functioning.


Other diabetes medications, as well as the following, may interact with starlix:


drugs to lower blood pressure

ACE blockers

Beta adsorbents

Water pills are diuretics.

Tell your doctor about all of your prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as any vitamins or herbal supplements you may be taking. Certain other medications may not work as well when taken with Starlix, and you may experience more severe side effects. If it is okay to take Starlix with other medications, your doctor will let you know.

Mechanism of Action

By increasing the amount of insulin the pancreas produces, Starlix works.

When type 2 diabetic adults do this, their blood sugar levels are better managed.


Starlix is quickly absorbed from the digestive system.

In about an hour, it reaches its peak levels.

Starlix has a half-life of two to three hours.