Drugs in this class:

Meglitinides are a class of anti-diabetic drugs that are used in the management of type 2 diabetes.

The main branded drug in the meglitinide class is Novo Nordisk's repaglinide (Prandin), which gained FDA approval in 1997. Another type of drug in this class is nateglinide (Starlix).

Side effects Edit

Side effects include weight gain and hypoglycemia. While the potential for hypoglycemia is less than for those on sulfonylureas, it is still a serious potential side effect that can be life-threatening. Patients on this medication should know the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and the appropriate action to take.