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Fasting Blood Sugar
Fasting blood sugar is another way to study the effects of diabetes drugs. In studies, people taking Starlix decreased their fasting blood sugar levels by up to 13.6 mg/dL, while people not taking it increased their fasting blood sugar levels.

When and How to Take Starlix

General considerations for when and how to take Starlix include the following:
  • Starlix comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth before each meal.
  • The medication can be taken up to half an hour before each meal. If you skip a meal, however, you should also skip your dose of Starlix.
  • For Starlix to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The drug will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Starlix your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Starlix Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Starlix

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Starlix. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common Starlix side effects include:
(Click Side Effects of Starlix to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to look out for.)
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