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    Generic for Starlix
    60 tablets $11.7 USD
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Do you need a prescription for nateglinide?

Yes, nateglinide is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is nateglinide without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase nateglinide, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for nateglinide in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a nateglinide savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your nateglinide with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a nateglinide coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide nateglinide coupons or FREE nateglinide samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for nateglinide in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much nateglinide?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using nateglinide. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much nateglinide. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic nateglinide?

Generic nateglinide refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of nateglinide

Nateglinide is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Active ingredient of nateglinide

The active ingredient of nateglinide is nateglinide.

US brand name of nateglinide and manufacturer

Nateglinide is available in the US under the brand name Starlix. It is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

UK brand name of nateglinide and manufacturer

In the UK, nateglinide is available under the brand name Starlix. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for nateglinide

A prescription (Rx) is required for nateglinide in both the US and the UK.

Availability of nateglinide in the UK with NHS prescription

Nateglinide is an oral antidiabetic agent available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by nateglinide

Nateglinide belongs to the meglitinide class of blood glucose-lowering drugs. It is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used in combination with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia).

How does nateglinide work?

Nateglinide is a derivative of phenylalanine that works by stimulating insulin secretion, by blocking ATP sensitive potassium channels in pancreas beta-cells. By increasing insulin secretion, nateglinide helps to lower blood sugar levels after meals.

Forms of nateglinide available

Nateglinide is available in the form of 60 mg & 120 mg tablets.

Dosage of nateglinide

Your dose of nateglinide may vary depending on your blood glucose levels, response to treatment, and other factors. It is important to follow the medical advice provided by the healthcare provider. You will be given the HbA1C test every 3 to 6 months, to measure your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months.

Directions for nateglinide use

Nateglinide should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, typically before each main meal. It is important to take nateglinide within 30 minutes before a meal to ensure its effectiveness in controlling postprandial blood sugar levels.

Warnings and contraindications for nateglinide

  • Nateglinide may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or gout before starting treatment
  • Those with renal or hepatic impairment may have a higher risk of hypoglycemia
  • Nateglinide should not be used in individuals with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis
  • It is important to monitor blood sugar levels regularly and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan under the guidance of a healthcare provider
  • It is not known if nateglinide passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of nateglinide if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of nateglinide during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may be necessary to switch to insulin for blood sugar control during pregnancy.

Possible side effects of nateglinide

In clinical trials common side effects of nateglinide may include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea, headache, diarrhea, weight gain, back pain, and joint pain. Serious side effects such as allergic reactions are possible but less common. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Nateglinide may interact with certain medications, including corticosteroids (such as prednisone), certain antivirals for HIV or hepatitis, prednisone, thyroid hormones, and beta-blockers (such as propranolol). It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to nateglinide

Other oral antidiabetic medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes include metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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