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    Information about Voglibose

    Voglibose uses

    Voglibose 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 voglibose works

    Voglibose 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 voglibose

    Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 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 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. Does Voglibose cause weight loss?

    There is evidence that normal doses of Voglibose does not cause significant weight loss. However, very high doses of this medicine can affect the absorption of food, thereby causing weight loss. Do not take this medication for weight loss as it is not approved for treatment of obesity. Do consult your doctor before starting this medication.

    Q. How should you take Voglibose?

    Voglibose is usually prescribed to be taken orally three times daily immediately before each meal. Voglibose may be given along with a controlled diet. However, in case Voglibose does not work alone, it may be given along with a proper diet and other antidiabetic medicines. Your doctor may further increase your doses if the given doses do not provide sufficient control over the blood sugar levels. Do not take this medication by yourself and consult your doctor before starting this medication.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)