What is Glinate (Nateglinide) used for?
Glinate (Nateglinide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It may be used alone, or together with other medications. This drug is in a class of medications known as meglitinides, which work by helping the body to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood, while also helping the pancreas to release insulin, which can help to reduce sugar levels. This helps to control type 2 diabetes.
How should I use Glinate (Nateglinide)?
Glinate (Nateglinide) tablets should be taken orally. Patients may be directed to take this medication up to 30 minutes before meals, and normally 3 times per day or as directed by their physician. Your physician may advise you to skip a dose if you are skipping a meal, and you may also be directed to add a dose if you add a meal. The dosage will vary, and you must discuss your diet and meals with your physician so that the correct dosing instructions can be given to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Glinate (Nateglinide)?
Patients may experience side effects as a result of taking Glinate (Nateglinide) including:
Patients should note that this drug may cause other more serious side effects. You should consult your physician immediately if you notice seizures or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Glinate (Nateglinide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.