Glyset

( Miglitol )

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Miglitol

Drug Info for miglitol

Miglitol is used, alone or with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood), particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone. It slows the breakdown and absorption of table sugar and other complex sugars in the small intestine. This process results in decreased blood sugar (hypoglycemia) levels following meals. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Miglitol is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It works by slowing the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in your intestines. This helps to decrease the rise of your blood sugar level after a meal.

Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.

Take the tablet at the start (with the first bite) of your main meals.

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to miglitol or if you have a bowel disorder such as colitis, Crohn's disease, or a blockage in your bowels.

You may need to keep a supply of glucose tablets or gel with you to treat low blood sugar. Regular table sugar may not work as well for low blood sugar, because miglitol keeps your body from absorbing regular sugar quickly.

Make sure you know what to do if your blood sugar gets too low. Teach your friends, co-workers, or family members what they can do to help you if you have low blood sugar.

To keep your diabetes under control, follow the diet that your doctor ordered, exercise regularly, and test your urine or blood for sugar as your doctor ordered.

Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Because of the way miglitol works, it is likely to cause gas. This is normal and should get better over time.

Tell your doctor if you start to have more problems than usual with low blood sugar.

If your blood sugar gets too low, you may feel weak, drowsy, confused, or very hungry. You may also sweat, shake, or have blurred vision, a fast heartbeat, trouble concentrating, or a headache that won't go away.

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or any problems with digestion or your bowels.

Miglitol by itself does not cause low blood sugar the way some other medicines to treat diabetes can. But, if you also use other anti-diabetes medicine, miglitol can work with these other medicines to make your blood sugar even lower.

Certain drugs can increase the level of sugar in your blood and make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Some of these drugs are diuretics (water pills such as Lasix® or Dyazide®), steroids (such as Prednisone®), Dilantin®, estrogen, birth control pills, niacin, and some cold and allergy drugs. Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any of these drugs.

Medicines used to help digest food (such as Donnazyme®, Pancrease®, or Creon®) should not be taken at the same time as miglitol.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicines, especially those for your heart, stomach, blood pressure, or to treat your diabetes.

To keep your diabetes under control, follow the diet that your doctor ordered, exercise regularly, and test your urine or blood for sugar as your doctor ordered.

Miglitol by itself does not cause low blood sugar the way some other medicines to treat diabetes can. But, if you also use other anti-diabetes medicine, miglitol can work with these other medicines to make your blood sugar even lower.

If your blood sugar gets too low, you may feel weak, drowsy, confused, or very hungry. You may also sweat, shake, or have blurred vision, a fast heartbeat, trouble concentrating, or a headache that won't go away.

Make sure you know what to do if your blood sugar gets too low. Teach your friends, co-workers, or family members what they can do to help you if you have low blood sugar.

You may need to keep a supply of glucose tablets or gel with you to treat low blood sugar. Regular table sugar may not work as well for low blood sugar, because miglitol keeps your body from absorbing regular sugar quickly.

Tell your doctor if you start to have more problems than usual with low blood sugar.

  • Gas, diarrhea, or stomach discomfort
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