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.
There is evidence that normal doses of Advog 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 Advog?
Advog is usually prescribed to be taken orally three times daily immediately before each meal. Advog may be given along with a controlled diet. However, in case Advog 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.