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    Information about Nateglinide

    Nateglinide uses

    Nateglinide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    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 sugar level), Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Nateglinide

    • ₹86 to ₹144
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Expert advice for Nateglinide

    • Nateglinide results in fast and effective control of high blood sugar following meals.
    • For best results, take Nateglinide 15 to 30 minutes before a meal.
    • If you miss a meal, skip your dose to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level).
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Nateglinide
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.

    Frequently asked questions for Nateglinide


    Q. Does Nateglinide cause weight gain?

    Weight gain may occur with Nateglinide therapy. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly

    Q. Does Nateglinide contain metformin?

    Nateglinide does not contain metformin

    Q. 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 08 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)