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Glyset Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is miglitol (Glyset)?
- What are the possible side effects of miglitol (Glyset)?
- What is the most important information I should know about miglitol (Glyset)?
- Who should not take miglitol (Glyset)?
- How should I take miglitol (Glyset)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Glyset)?
- What happens if I overdose (Glyset)?
- What should I avoid while taking miglitol (Glyset)?
- What other drugs will affect miglitol (Glyset)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not take miglitol (Glyset)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have
- an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Chron's disease; or any other disease of the stomach or intestines;
- ulcers of the colon;
- a blockage or obstruction in your intestines; or
- kidney disease.
You may not be able to take miglitol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Call your doctor if you develop a fever or an infection, or if you experience a serious injury. You may require insulin for a period of time to control your blood sugar levels.
Miglitol is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take miglitol without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Miglitol passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take miglitol without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take miglitol (Glyset)?
Take miglitol exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Take each dose with the first bite of a main meal.
Store miglitol at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Glyset Information
- Glyset Drug Interactions Center: miglitol oral
- Glyset Side Effects Center
- Glyset Overview including Precautions
- Glyset FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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