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Nateglinide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Nateglinide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

  • ₹78 to ₹131
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹53
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹30 to ₹52
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Nateglinide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Swallow the tablets with a glass of water before the meals or within 30 minutes after the main meal. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Nateglinide. 
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
  • Do not breast-feed while taking Nateglinide.
  • Notify your doctor if you have any liver problem or kidney disease.
  • Notify your doctor about if you are about to undergo a major surgery. 

Frequently asked questions



Does nateglinide cause weight gain?
Weight gain may occur with nateglinide therapy. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly


Does Nateglinide contain metformin?
Nateglinide does not contain metformin


How does nateglinide work?
Nateglinide belongs to a class of drugs called meglitinides. Nateglinide helps your body to regulate the amount of glucose in your blood by stimulating the pancreas to release insulin.

Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)