Information about Miglitol
Miglitol is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
How miglitol works
Miglitol is an anti-diabetic medication. It 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 miglitol
Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea
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Expert advice for Miglitol
- Miglitol is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Miglitol.
- Miglitol lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels, and therefore should be taken just before meals.
- Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhoea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.
Frequently asked questions for 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.