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Product Code: PR10912
What is the drug?
Miglitol postpones the digestion of carbohydrates in the body. It is used to cure type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Miglitol can be classified as a drug called alpha-glucosidase. The enzymes in the intestine digest the carbohydrates. The body absorbs smaller sugars and increases the blood sugar levels in the body. The pancreas releases the alpha-amylase enzymes to digest the carbohydrates into oligosaccharides. Miglitol slows down the enzyme action. As a result, the appearance of sugar in the blood also slows down.
Looking after the drug
The drug must be stored at a room temperature of 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. Keep the drug in an airtight container.
How to take the medication?
The drug is taken with the first bite of your main meal. Keep checking your blood sugar levels during illness, travel, stress, exercise, medical emergency or if you consume alcohol.
The drug is recommended to be taken 3 times in a day at the beginning of the main meal. The doctor may change your dose of miglitol to ensure best results. The initial dose starts at 25 mg.
Contact the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 in case of an overdose.
Do not take the missed dose if the next dose is scheduled soon. Never take two dosages of miglitol to make up for the missed dose of the drug.