What is Starlix Medication used for?
Starlix medication belongs to the class of drugs known as meglitinides. This medicine is used to treat issues of high blood sugar levels. It is very important to maintain the sugar levels in the blood as many diseases such as kidney damage, blindness, sexual function problems, nerve problems, etc. are associated with high blood sugar levels. Nateglinide 120 mg tablets are used by people who have type 2 diabetes. This medicine works by promoting the production of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone that helps lower blood sugar by converting excess glucose into glycogen to be stored for later use. Controlling diabetes is important as it can lead to cardiac issues such as heart failure and stroke.
The medicine, Starlix, is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy. You can also get it delivered right to your doorstep at the best possible price. Quality of the product is guaranteed.
Starlix 120 mg contains 60 mg, or 120 mg, of nateglinide per tablet.
It also contains certain inactive ingredients such as:
- Carnauba wax
- Croscarmellose sodium
- Silicon dioxide
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium stearyl fumarate
This medicine needs to be taken through the mouth prior to each meal. Take the tablet at least 30 minutes before the meal. The usual dosage is about thrice per day or as prescribed by the doctor according to the patient’s medical condition. Skip the dose as well if you plan to skip a meal.
All medicines need to be taken with a doctor’s recommendation. Strictly follow dosages and do not skip any dose.
- Avoid alcohol consumption as it lowers blood sugar level and may interfere with diabetic treatment.
- Pregnant women should use this medicine only with a doctor’s recommendation.
- Breastfeeding mothers need to consult a doctor and discuss possible outcomes before using this medicine.
- May cause dizziness, do not engage in activities that require complete attention such as driving and operating machinery until fully alert.
Common side effects of nateglinide 120 are as follows:
- Runny nose
- Back pain
- Joint stiffness
- Symptoms of cold and flu
Product Code: 2178
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.