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.
Veldon belongs to the class of drug known as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents carbohydrate digestion.
Q. Can I use Veldon for weight loss?
No, Veldon 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd May 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.