Without a Prescription
Nateglinide is prescribed to patients suffering from diabetes.
Nateglinide is prescribed to control blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes.
Nateglinide is prescribed with diet and exercise when diet and exercise alone are not successful in controlling blood glucose.
Nateglinide is prescribed with metformin, another drug that is used for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes.
Nateglinide is not recommended if blood glucose levels have not been controlled by a sulfonylurea since Nateglinide and sulfonylureas have a similar mechanism of action.
Therefore, if sulfonylureas are ineffective, it is likely that Nateglinide also will be ineffective.
The most common symptoms that normally occur when a patient overdoses with Nateglinide are:
- Anxiety and loss of consciousness;
- Cold sweats;
- Sometimes even coma;
Ask for your doctor's consent before taking any other drugs, as they might harmfully interact with Nateglinide, especially if they are:
- Aspirin or any other salicylates (this also includes Pepto-Bismol);
- Asthma medicines;
- Beta-blockers (such as Tenormin);
- Birth control pills or any other hormones;
- Cold or allergy drugs;
- Diet pills;
- Diuretics (water pills);
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (also known as MAOI);
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs);
- Phenothiazines (such as Compazine);
- Probenecid (Benemid);
- Seizure medicines (such as Dilantin);
- Steroids (prednisone or any other);
- Sulfa drugs (such as Bactrim);
- Thyroid medicine (such as Synthroid);
Tablet: 60 milligrams,
Tablet: 120 milligrams.
Nateglinide may be prescribed at 60 or 120 milligrams three times daily.
The dose is adjusted depending upon blood glucose and HbA1c levels.
Nateglinide should be taken 30 minutes or less before a meal but should not be taken if a meal is skipped.