Metformin + Voglibose is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and voglibose. Metformin lowers the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Voglibose inhibits the intestinal enzymes that cause breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.
Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Vobis M may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 31st May 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.