Miglitol is used for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults in addition to diet and exercise or with other anti-diabetic medication.
How it works
Miglitol belongs to the class of anti-diabetic drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It blocks an enzyme known as ?-glucoside hydrolase and thus delays the glucose absorption from intestine thereby reducing the excessive rise in blood sugar level after a meal.
Common side effects
Irritability, Soft stools, Sweating, Stomach or abdomen pain, Passing gas, Low blood sugar level, Excess air or gas in stomach or intestines, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Increase in bowel movements, Skin rash
Miglitol should be taken at the beginning of each meal.
Inform your doctor if you have stomach or bowel problems, liver problems, or kidney problems.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking treatment with insulin or sulfonylureas (e.g. glyburide), digoxin, propranolol, or ranitidine.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is miglitol safe during pregnancy?
Miglitol should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use miglitol during breastfeeding?
Miglitol is not safe for the baby and should not be used by women who are breastfeeding.
Q. Is miglitol safe?
Yes, Miglitol is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How does miglitol work?
Miglitol belongs to the class of anti-diabetic drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It blocks an enzyme known as ?-glucoside hydrolase and thus delays glucose absorption from intestine, thereby reducing the excessive rise in blood sugar level after a meal.
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