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    Information about Voglibose

    Voglibose uses

    Voglibose is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    How voglibose works

    Voglibose 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 voglibose

    Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    Writing in Sciences, PGCCL
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    17 Jan 2019 | 05:57 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Voglibose

    • Voglibose is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Voglibose.
    • Voglibose 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 Voglibose


    Q. Can I use Voglibose for weight loss?

    No, Voglibose is not approved for weight loss. It can cause weight loss on prolonged use. Weight loss occurs because it inhibits carbohydrate digestion and delays gastric emptying. It is mainly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus with postprandial hyperglycemia.

    Q. Which class of drug does Voglibose belong to?

    Voglibose belongs to the class of drug known as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents carbohydrate digestion.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)