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Starlix is used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) whose high blood sugar cannot be controlled with diet and exercise and who have not been taking other diabetic medicines regularly. Starlix can be given alone or in addition to metformin (GlucophageÒ).
Precautions for Starlix
- There is a risk of your blood sugar becoming too low when taking diabetes medicine. Strenuous physical exercise, drinking alcoholic beverages, or not eating enough can increase this possibility when taking Starlix.
- Starlix should not replace or be used in addition to glyburide (Diabeta Ò, MicronaseÒ, GlynaseÒ) or other sulfonylureas (AmarylÒ, DiabineseÒ, GlucotrolÒ). Starlix should not replace metformin.
Side Effects of Starlix
The most common side effect is blood sugar that gets too low (hypoglycemia).
Who Should Not Take Starlix
You should not take Starlix if you have:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the urine)
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