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    Information about Miglitol

    Miglitol uses

    Miglitol is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used along with 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 an enzyme that helps in conversion of carbohydrates to glucose. This slows down carbohydrate digestion/absorption thereby preventing increase in blood glucose after meals.

    Common side effects of miglitol

    Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Jun 2019 | 02:07 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Miglitol

    • Miglitol lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken just before meals.
    • Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)