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Generic: miglitol
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It helps to control blood sugar
               



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What is this medicine?

MIGLITOL (MIG li tol) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • kidney disease
  • stomach or bowel disease, or obstruction
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to miglitol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine at the start of a meal, with the first bite of food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

If you develop severe vomiting or severe diarrhea that prevents you from eating meals, call your health care doctor for advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you forgot your dose at the start of your meal and you are still eating that meal, take your dose while you are still eating. Otherwise, skip the missed dose. This medicine is not effective if not taken during a meal. Wait for your next dose at your next main meal, and take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • gatifloxacin

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • charcoal
  • digestive enzymes like amylase, pancreatin, pancrelipase
  • digoxin
  • other medicines for diabetes

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Learn how to check your blood sugar. Keep to your diet and exercise plan while you are taking this medicine.

Know the signs of low blood sugar and teach them to the people around you. In case of low blood sugar, keep a source of glucose with you.

Wear a medical identification bracelet or chain to say you have diabetes, and carry a card that lists all your medications.

               
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