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    Metformin + Miglitol

    Information about Metformin + Miglitol

    Metformin + miglitol uses

    Metformin+Miglitol is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How metformin + miglitol works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and miglitol. Metformin restores the body's ability to use insulin, reduces glucose absorption from the intestine as well as glucose production in the liver. Miglitol inhibits the intestinal enzymes that cause breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.

    Common side effects of metformin + miglitol

    Nausea, Loss of appetite, Taste change, Stomach pain, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Skin rash
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    31 May 2019 | 10:09 AM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Metformin + Miglitol

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    Expert advice for Metformin + Miglitol

    • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
    • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
    • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
    • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Metformin + Miglitol may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

    Content on this page was last updated on 31 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)