Starlix is a prescription drug that helps to control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It should be used together with a lifestyle program that includes changes in diet, exercise, and weight loss if necessary.
Starlix is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Starlix.
Do not use Starlix if you have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Before taking Starlix, inform your doctor if you have:
Regular blood sugar monitoring is an important part of diabetes treatment. Low blood sugar can occur after skipping meals, strenuous exercise, or drinking alcohol. Learn to recognize signs of low blood sugar, including headache, sweating, weakness, confusion, and tremor. Carry sources of sugar such as glucose tablets, hard candy, fruit juice, or non-diet soda that can be used in case of low blood sugar.
Some of the most common side effects of Starlix include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects include:
Can I take Starlix if I have Type 1 diabetes?
No. Starlix is specifically for patients with Type 2 diabetes, and should only be taken under the care of a doctor.
How long will I need to take Starlix?
Continue taking Starlix as directed by your doctor. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can help better control your diabetes, and may reduce the need to take Starlix.