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Composition for VOLIX

Voglibose(0.2 mg)

food interaction for VOLIX

alcohol interaction for VOLIX

pregnancy interaction for VOLIX

lactation interaction for VOLIX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Volix 0.2 mg tablet with food.
Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
UNSAFE
Volix 0.2 mg 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.

SALT INFORMATION for VOLIX

Voglibose(0.2 mg)

Uses

Volix 0.2 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Volix 0.2 mg tablet is active in the small intestine, where it inhibits enzymes responsible for the breakdown of complex sugar into simple sugars such as glucose. Thereby slows the digestion of sugar from intestine and primarily reduces the post meal rise of blood sugar levels.

Common side effects

Numbness, Sweating, Rash, Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood cell count, Anemia, Blurred vision, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Hair loss, Heartburn, Hot flashes, Loss of appetite, Feeling of discomfort, Nausea, Facial swelling, Vomiting, Weakness

Common Dosage for VOLIX 0.2 MG TABLET

Patients taking VOLIX 0.2 MG TABLET

  • 42%
    Twice A Day
  • 30%
    Thrice A Day
  • 28%
    Once A Day

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    Rs. 7.02/tablet
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Expert advice for VOLIX

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Voglibose is administered orally and should be chewed with the first mouthful of food, or swallowed whole with a little liquid directly before the meal.
  • Voglibose does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for VOLIX

Voglibose

Q.Is voglibose/volixy approved by US FDA?
Voglibose is not approved by US FDA

Q.Is voglibose better than acarbose?
No, voglibose and acarbose have similar overall effects but variation may exist depending on the individuals taking the drug. Always consult your doctor for an alternative drug of choice

Q.Is voglibose safe?
Voglibose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)