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What are meglitinides?

Meglitinides are drugs that stimulate the beta cells to release insulin. Repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide (Starlix) are meglitinides. They are taken before each of three meals. Because meglitinides stimulate the release of insulin, it is possible to have hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels).

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