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Glyset

Glyset®
(miglitol) Tablets For Oral Use

Glyset

DRUG DESCRIPTION

GLYSET Tablets contain miglitol, an oral alpha-glucosidase inhibitor for use in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Miglitol is a desoxynojirimycin derivative, and is chemically known as 3,4,5-piperidinetriol, 1-(2hydroxyethyl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)-, [2R-(2α,3β,4α, 5β)]-. It is a white to pale-yellow powder with a molecular weight of 207.2. Miglitol is soluble in water and has a pKa of 5.9. Its empirical formula is C8H17NO5 and its chemical structure is as follows:

Glyset® (miglitol) Structural Formula Illustration

GLYSET is available as 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg tablets for oral use. The inactive ingredients are starch, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and polysorbate 80.

What are the possible side effects of miglitol (Glyset)?

Stop taking miglitol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects, are more likely to occur. Continue to take miglitol and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • abdominal pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • flatulence, or
  • a rash.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side...

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What are the precautions when taking miglitol (Glyset)?

Before taking miglitol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: intestine/bowel problems (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal blockage, digestion/absorption disorders).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease.

You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar levels. Do not drive, use machinery,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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