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    What is Starlix used for?

    Starlix is an oral antidiabetic agent that is prescribed to adults with type 2 diabetes. Starlix helps to lower glucose levels in the body by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body, enabling the body to digest or absorb more glucose. When blood sugar levels are too high or too low the body gets severely affected. High blood sugar can lead to heart problems while low blood sugar can lead to brain damage in the long run. Starlix helps maintain the right glucose levels in the body. Sometimes, depending on the nature and extent of a person’s illness, Starlix is prescribed along with other medications to control glucose levels. Although, originally the drug was used to control glucose in people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, it is also administered on case to case basis temporarily if patients suffer from blood sugar problems due to other illnesses.

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    How to Use Starlix?

    Carefully follow the diet and exercise plans your doctor has given you. The diet plan is the most important part of controlling your blood glucose levels and is necessary for Starlix to work properly. You should also exercise regularly and test for sugar in your urine or blood as directed by your doctor.

    Starlix is taken usually about 30 minutes before eating. If you skip the meal you should also skip your scheduled dose of Starlix.

    Use Starlix exactly as directed by your doctor. Read the prescription label for your instructions and also make sure you read the medication guide before you start Starlix as well as when you get it refilled. Starlix will not cure your diabetes but will help control it. You must continue to take Starlix as directed if you expect to lower your blood glucose levels and keep them in control. You may have to take antidiabetic medications for the rest of your life. If diabetes is not treated, it can cause serious problems. These problems include: eye disease, kidney disease, heart failure, or blood vessel disease.

    Starlix Drug Interactions?

    Drug interactions can affect how your medications work or can largely increase your risk of experiencing negative side effects. Some drug interactions need to be avoided at all costs, while others are less severe and can be mitigated by changing the doses of one or both medications.

    The following drugs interact with Starlix:

    This is not a complete list of drug interactions with Starlix. You should always tell your doctors about all medications you are taking. You should give them a list that includes the prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, and vitamins you are taking.

    Other medical problems

    If you are affected by other medical problems they can also affect your use of Starlix. Ensure you tell your doctor about your entire medical history before starting new medications.

    The following conditions interact with Starlix:

    • The adrenal gland or pituitary gland not producing enough hormones
    • Malnourishment (not getting enough nutrients in your diet)
    • Severe kidney problems
    • Alcohol use
    • Not eating enough
    • Strenuous physical exercise
    • Fever
    • Infection
    • Surgery
    • Trauma
    • Ketones in the blood (diabetic ketoacidosis)
    • Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes
    • Liver disease, moderate to severe
    • Nervous system disorder (autonomic neuropathy)

    These lists of interactions are not complete. If you have any questions about drug interactions with Starlix give us a call at 1-844-416-4282 and ask to speak to a pharmacist for counselling.

    What are Side Effects of Starlix?

    Along with the regular effects of Starlix, you may also experience unwanted side effects. Though not all of these side effects may occur, if they do, you may need medical attention.

    If the following Starlix side effects occur, talk to your doctor immediately:

    Less common

    • Convulsions (seizures)
    • Unconsciousness

    If the following Starlix side effect occur, talk to your doctor as soon as you can:

    Less common

    • Low blood sugar
    • Including anxious feeling
    • Behavior change similar to being drunk
    • Blurred vision
    • Cold sweats
    • Confusion
    • Cool pale skin
    • Difficulty in thinking
    • Drowsiness
    • Excessive hunger
    • Fast heartbeat
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Nervousness
    • Nightmares
    • Restless sleep
    • Shakiness
    • Slurred speech
    • Unusual tiredness or weakness

    Incidence not known-occurred during clinical practice

    • Hives or welts
    • Itching
    • Redness of skin
    • Skin rash

    You may experience side effects of Starlix that do not usually require medical attention. These side effects might go away as your body adjusts to the medication during treatment. Your doctor might also be able to help you avoid these side effects:

    More common

    • Cough
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Sore throat

    Less common

    • Abdominal or stomach pain
    • Back pain
    • Chills
    • Dizziness
    • Pain in joints or muscles
    • Sneezing
    • Swelling in joints

    There are side effects that aren’t listed here that may occur in some individuals taking Starlix. If you notice negative side effects not listed here after starting Starlix talk to your doctor right away.

    Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using Prescription Drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Starlix online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.