Last update Jan. 17, 2021
It is a meglitinide antidiabetic. It has a different structure from the sulfonylureas, but a similar mechanism of action. It induces endogenous insulin secretion and can cause hypoglycemia.
Nateglinide is indicated for combination therapy with metformin in type 2 diabetic patients.
Oral administration, before meals, three times a day.
We did not find published data regarding the excretion of this substance through breast milk at the time this last update was completed.
Its pharmacokinetic characteristics (very high plasma protein binding and a short half life) make it very unlikely its excretion into breast milk in significant amounts.
Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.
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