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miglitol (cont.)

Who should not take miglitol (Glyset)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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