What happens if I miss a dose (Glyset)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Glyset)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. Symptoms of an overdose are unknown, but stomach pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea might be expected.
What should I avoid while taking miglitol (Glyset)?
Follow your doctor's diet and exercise recommendations to help control your blood sugar levels.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may affect your blood sugar levels.
What other drugs will affect miglitol (Glyset)?
Digestive-enzyme supplements such as pancreatin (amylase, protease, lipase) in products such as Arco-Lase, Cotazym, Donnazyme, Pancrease, Creon, Ku-Zyme, and others may decrease the effects of miglitol. These medications should not be taken at the same time as miglitol.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- propranolol (Inderal);
- ranitidine (Zantac, Zantac 75);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps),
- another diabetes medicine such as glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), metformin (Glucophage), and others;
- a thiazide diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, Hydrodiuril, others), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), and others;
- a steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), and others;
- an estrogen (Premarin, Ogen, and others) or an estrogen-containing birth control pill;
- a thyroid medication (Synthroid, Levoxyl, and others);
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- a calcium channel blocker such as verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor XR), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), and others.
The drugs listed above may interact with miglitol or affect blood sugar levels. You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with miglitol or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about miglitol written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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