A patient has been prescribed nateglinide for the treatment of postprandial hyperglycemia. The patient should take this medication:

30 minutes or less before each meal.

Explanation

•Nateglinide is a meglitinide. It stimulates insulin release from beta cells for a short time (<2 hours).


•Due to its short onset and half-life, nateglinide should be taken within 30 minutes before each meal.

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