Starlix (Nateglinide)

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


STARLIX (nateglinide) is a medicine for type 2 diabetes mellitus. It belongs to the drug class meglitinides, which work by binding to beta cells in the pancreas and increasing the secretion of insulin.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when cells of the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin. Insulin is responsible for facilitating the transport of glucose into cells for energy metabolism. STARLIX works by increasing the amount of insulin released by pancreatic beta cells.


The typical dose of STARLIX is 120 mg three times daily with meals. Some patients who are near their blood sugar goals may take a reduced dose of 60 mg three times daily with meals.

If a meal is skipped, STARLIX should be skipped as well to avoid symptoms of hypoglycemia.


The active ingredient in STARLIX is nateglinide.


STARLIX has the potential to cause hypoglycemia, which is dangerously low blood sugar. Hyperglycemia is more likely in people who skip a meal and take STARLIX without skipping it. Hypoglycemia can occur suddenly with life-threatening symptoms. 

Side Effects

The most serious potential side effect of STARLIX is hypoglycemia, which may present with the following symptoms: sweating, hunger, irritability, loss of coordination, sleepiness, seizures, coma, and death. 

People may also gain weight while taking STARLIX, and in clinical trials, patients gained an average of 1.0 to 1.6 kilograms depending on their dose.

Other less common side effects include:

  • Arthropathy
  • Flu symptoms
  • Hepatobiliary disorders: cholestatic hepatitis, elevated liver enzymes, jaundice
  • Increases in uric acid
  • Upper respiratory infection

When buying STARLIX, a prescription is required. A physician should be consulted prior to buying STARLIX and monitoring should occur during treatment. STARLIX cost at Canada Drugs Direct is competitive and may be more convenient than the local drug store.


  1. DailyMed "STARLIX- package insert." Published 2019. Accessed November 5, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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