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Drug Information

What is Miglitol used for?

Miglitol is used for the treatment of hyperglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Miglitol may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Miglitol work?

Miglitol belongs to the class of drugs called as the anti-diabetics. This drug acts by blocking the actions of alpha glucoside hydrolase enzymes in the intestine. This inhibits the breaking down of carbohydrates into glucose, which prevents high blood sugar levels following the meals.

How to take Miglitol?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Miglitol as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with the first meal of a day.

If you miss a dose of Miglitol, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Miglitol?

Drugs that interact with Miglitol include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Cetirizine
  • Estradiol
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Glimepiride
  • Loratadine
  • Promethazine
  • Somatropin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Miglitol?

The following are the most common side effects of Miglitol:

  • Bloating
  • Loose stools
  • Skin rash

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Stomach pain
  • Increase in bowel movement
  • Passing gas
  • Hypoglycaemia (decreased blood sugar level)

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Miglitol?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Miglitol or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while taking Miglitol if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may alter your blood sugar levels.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take Miglitol if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Miglitol?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of asthma, heart diseases, kidney and liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently asked questions about Miglitol

  1. What are the contraindications of Miglitol?
  2. Contraindications of Miglitol include diabetic ketoacidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon ulceration, and hypersensitivity to the drug.

  3. What are the overdose symptoms of Miglitol?
  4. Overdose symptoms of Miglitol include flatulence, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  5. Can I use Miglitol along with beta blockers?
  6. Miglitol should not be used along with beta blockers, as it may lead to complications.  

  7. Can I drive after taking Miglitol?
  8. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness after taking Miglitol, then you must avoid driving.


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