Information about Nateglinide
Nateglinide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How Nateglinide works
Nateglinide is an anti-diabetic medication. It increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas which prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.
Common side effects of Nateglinide
Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level), Sweating, Dizziness, Weakness, Increased appetite, Tiredness, Nausea, Increased heart rate
Expert advice for Nateglinide
- It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Nateglinide affects you.
- It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
- Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
- Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while you are taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.