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Miglitol

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Uses

Miglitol is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Miglitol 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. Miglitol thereby slows the digestion of sugar in the intestines and primarily lowers the post-meal rise in blood sugar levels.

Common side effects

Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • 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. 
  • Miglitol is administered orally and should be chewed with the first mouthful of food, or swallowed whole with a little liquid directly before the meal.
  • Miglitol does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions

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 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)