Information about Miglitol

Miglitol Uses

Miglitol is used for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults in addition to diet and exercise or with other anti-diabetic medication.
. 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 medicine. It inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose levels from rising very high immediately after meals.

Common side effects of Miglitol

Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Miglitol

  • Miglitol lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken 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.


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