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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Glyset

Generic Name: miglitol (Pronunciation: MIG lih tall)

What is miglitol (Glyset)?

Miglitol delays the digestion of carbohydrates (forms of sugar) in your body. This decreases the amount of sugar that passes into your blood after a meal and prevents periods of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

Miglitol is used to treat non-insulin-dependent (Type II) diabetes mellitus.

Miglitol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Glyset 100 mg

round, white, imprinted with 100, GLYSET

Glyset 25 mg

round, white, imprinted with 25, GLYSET

Glyset 50 mg

round, white, imprinted with 50, GLYSET

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

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 effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about miglitol (Glyset)?

Take each dose of miglitol with the first bite of a main meal.

Know the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar, which include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, and, nausea. Carry glucose tablets, paste, or another glucose or dextrose substance to treat episodes of low blood sugar.

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