Meglitinide is a group of medications that are used for the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Can also be referred to as “glinides

Action:

  • Similar action as sulfonylureas
  • Increases the amount of insulin in the blood stream
  • Decreases blood sugar levels

Types:

  • Repaglinide  [Prandin]
  • Nateglinide  [Starlix]

Uses:

1.) Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

  • Take prior to eating [0-30 minutes]

Side Effects:

  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • others
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