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Starlix Dosage

The Starlix dosage that you are prescribed will depend on how well your diabetes is controlled, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be taking. The recommended dose is 120 mg, taken three times a day before meals. For people who are close to their hemoglobin A1c goal, the Starlix dosage may be reduced to 60 mg, taken three times a day before meals.

Starlix Dosage: An Introduction

The dosage of Starlix® (nateglinide) that your healthcare provider prescribes 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 Starlix dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Starlix Dosage for Type 2 Diabetes

The recommended dose of Starlix (when taken alone or with other diabetes drugs) is Starlix 120 mg, taken three times a day before meals.
 
For people who are near their hemoglobin A1c goal, the Starlix dosage may be reduced to 60 mg, taken three times a day before meals. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a blood test used in people with diabetes. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you are near your hemoglobin A1c goal.
 

General Starlix Dosage Information

Considerations for people taking Starlix include the following:
 
  • Starlix should be taken by mouth before every meal.
     
  • You can take the medication up to half an hour before meals. However, if you skip a meal, skip that Starlix dose as well. If you eat an extra meal, take an extra dose beforehand.
     
  • If you take your Starlix dose and then do not eat a meal within half an hour, eat something as soon as possible. Not eating after taking Starlix can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
     
  • If you forget to take Starlix, wait until you eat again to take it. Do not take a double dose.
     
  • For Starlix to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The drug will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Starlix or your Starlix dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Starlix without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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