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Starlix Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Starlix is used to treats high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Starlix can be used alone or combined with another diabetes drug, such as Actos, or Glucophage, that tackles the other part of the problem, working to improve the body's response to whatever insulin it makes.

Starlix Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of Starlix is 120 milligrams three times a day.

Uses of Starlix

  • It is used to treats high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Starlix

Before taken Starlix medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Starlix. Side effects may include:

  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Joint infection
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Blurred vision
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Starlix:

  • The effectiveness of any antidiabetic drug, such as Starlix, may decrease with time. This may occur because of either a diminished responsiveness to Starlix or a worsening of the diabetes.
  • If you have liver disease, then you should be used Starlix with caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Starlix with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Starlix with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs such as Alupent and Proventil
  • Beta blockers such as the blood pressure medications Inderal and Tenormin
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone (Deltasone)
  • Decongestants such as Sudafed
  • MAO inhibitors such as the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil, ibuprofen, and Naprosyn
  • Salicylates such as the arthritis drugs Disalcid and Trilisate
  • Thyroid medications such as Synthroid

After taken Starlix if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. An overdose of Starlix can cause low blood sugar.

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