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.
Q. Which class of drug does Vog-Dalcare belong to?
Vog-Dalcare belongs to the class of drug known as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents carbohydrate digestion.
Q. Can I use Vog-Dalcare for weight loss?
No, Vog-Dalcare 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 17th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.