Nateglinide is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes. It is used alone, or in a combination, to control high blood sugar levels, along with an effective diet and exercise routine. This way, it also helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, loss of limbs, nerve problems, and sexual dysfunctions. It also reduces the risk of experiencing heart attacks and strokes. It works by stimulating the body to produce increased amounts of insulin to reduce blood sugar levels. This medication is administered orally, and is available in the form of tablets.
Weight gain is an observed side effect of Nateglinide. You must monitor your blood sugar levels regularly, so that your physician is able to regulate your dosage as per your body’s needs. Nateglinide can cause low blood sugar especially if used in a combination with other medicines. Increased consumption of alcohol, decreasing the number of calories obtained from food, and doing uncommonly heavy exercises without taking in the required amount of calories can also result in low blood sugar levels. Symptoms include chills, dizziness, weakness, headaches, fast heartbeat and hunger.
Do not take Nateglinide if you are allergic to any of its components. Inform your doctor of your allergies.type diabetes
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Diabetologist before using this medicine.
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Is It safe with alcohol?Taking nateglinide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Glinate mf 60mg/500mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Glinate mf 60mg/500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Does this affect liver function?Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nateglinide as ingredient
Nateglinide is used to treat type 2 diabetes by increasing the secretion of insulin. It depolarizes the Beta cells in the pancreas to cause an influx of calcium. This causes the insulin containing vesicles to fuse with the cell membrane and secrete insulin
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