Glyset is used for the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. The main component of Glyset is miglitol which is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor.
Glyset is used to treat individuals with type-2 diabetes. As this medication works as a glucosidase inhibitor, it decelerates the rate at which carbohydrates are converted into glucose. This prevents the blood sugar level from rising too much after a person has eaten.
A high blood sugar level can cause serious ailments in people with diabetes. Some of these are kidney problems, damage to the nerves, loss of vision, sexual dysfunction, and even loss of limbs. It may also lower the prevalence of heart attacks and strokes in individuals.
Contact your physician to learn about all the advantages of this medication.
Always follow the prescription that your physician has provided you. Do not take Glyset in a lower or larger dose than you have been instructed to.
This medication should be taken orally.
The recommended dose for this medication is 25 mg. This dose should be taken three times a day. This medication should be taken with a meal.
If you missed a dose of Glyset, take it as soon as you remember. If your next dose is due soon, skip the missed dose and take your scheduled one instead. Do not take two doses together.
An overdose of this medication may result in digestive issues. In the case of an overdose contact your nearest emergency services.
The more common side effects experienced with Glyset are:
Feeling of fullness
Change in bowel movements
Discomfort in the stomach or abdomen region
The less common side effects associated with this medication were:
Irritation or inflammation of the skin
In the event that you experience any of the above side effects, contact your physician immediately.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant and have been prescribed with this medication. Contact your doctor if you are about to begin breastfeeding while taking Glyset.
Do not use this medication if you are suffering from a bowel obstruction or if you are prone to this ailment.
Do not use Glyset if you have a history of gastrointestinal disorders that make it difficult for you to digest or absorb food.
Do not use this medication if you are suffering from damage to the kidneys.
Do not take Glyset if you have elevated ketone levels in your body due to diabetes.
Inform your doctor if you have been prescribed with insulin or sulfonylureas. These medications may cause low blood sugar levels in your body.
Inform your physician if you are taking charcoal or any product to aid with digestion. This may negatively react with
Notify your physician if you have been prescribed other alpha-glucosidase inhibitors such as pramlintide. Also, inform them if you are currently taking any anti-diabetic medication such as gymnema, epinephrine, MAO inhibitors, thiazides, and gatifloxacin.
Limit your alcohol intake while taking this medication. Alcohol may affect the blood sugar levels in your body and alter the influence of this medication.