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Composition FOR MINERVA 50mg tablet

Miglitol(50mg)

food interaction for MINERVA tablet

alcohol interaction for MINERVA tablet

pregnancy interaction for MINERVA tablet

lactation interaction for MINERVA tablet

medicine interaction for MINERVA tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Minerva 50mg tablet with food.
Taking miglitol with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Minerva 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR MINERVA 50mg tablet

    Miglitol(50mg)

    Minerva tablet uses

    Minerva 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

    How minerva tablet works

    Minerva 50mg tablet is active in the small intestine, where it inhibits enzymes which are responsible for the breakdown of complex sugar into simple sugars such as glucose. Which thereby slows the digestion of sugar in the intestines and primarily lowers the post-meal rise in blood sugar levels.

    Common side effects of minerva tablet

    Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice FOR MINERVA tablet

    • It is very common to have flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhoea as a side effect. To prevent this it should be taken just before each meal.
       
    • It may cause low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) if used with sulfonylureas.
    • You should avoid using bile acid resins and antacids with Miglitol.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with chronic intestinal disorders, hernias, intestinal obstruction and intestinal ulcers.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

    Frequently asked questions FOR MINERVA 50mg tablet

    Miglitol

    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)