Which medications in the drug class Meglitinide derivatives are used in the treatment of Glucose Intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Meglitinide derivatives

These agents stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic cells, lowering blood glucose levels.

Repaglinide (Prandin)

Repaglinide is a meglitinide analogue, a secretagogue that acts on the pancreas to stimulate the release of insulin.

Nateglinide (Starlix)

Nateglinide is an analogue of D-phenylalanine. It mimics endogenous insulin patterns, restores early insulin secretion, and controls mealtime glucose surges.


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