From Spring Valley, Illinois, USA:
If I check my blood sugar and it is high, can I take my medications (Actos and Starlix) without eating?
The Actos [pioglitazone] does not have to be given with meals. However, Starlix [nateglinide] is a medication designed to increase insulin secretion around the time of the meal. If you have a high sugar before a meal and then take your medication, it is unlikely to cause low sugars. However, this is an inefficient way to take your medication. I recommend speaking with your physician if your sugars are high before meals. You may need to have your medications changed.
Original posting 30 Dec 2002
Posted to Pills for Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:40
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