What side effects does nateglinide (Starlix) cause?

A number of side effects can occur from taking Starlix (nateglinide), but most are minor (diarrhea and nausea) and may disappear as your body gets used to the medication. The most extreme side effects that require immediate medical attention are seizures and jaundice, which usually signal liver problems. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you experience allergic symptoms, including hives; itchy rash; difficulty breathing; or swelling of your mouth, face, or throat. Less serious side effects include dizziness, rigid or painful joints, back pain, diarrhea, and nausea, or cold and/or flu symptoms such as a runny nose or a cough. Call your doctor if any of these symptoms become bothersome or long-lasting. Be sure to tell your doctor about any unusual or unexplained health changes that occur while taking Starlix.

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