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Glyset (Miglitol) – oral drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus that cannot be controlled by diet alone

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Glyset is used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) that cannot be controlled by diet alone. Using Glyset medication does not obviate the need for keeping a special diet but helps to get a better control over the blood sugar levels. It can be used either alone or in combination with other anti-diabetic medicines or insulin.

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How Glyset Works

Glyset is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. This means that it influences the complex carbohydrates breakdown into glucose by making the process slower. Namely, it inhibits enzymes called alpha-glucosidases. When the digestion of carbohydrates slows down, the body gets more time to store extra sugar. In such a way, a better glycemic control is established. Glyset is systemically absorbed quickly after intake but is not metabolized and is excreted by the kidneys.

How Should I Use Glyset

Glyset should be taken in accordance with the prescription. The following recommendations should be considered for the maximum effect of Glyset:

  • Glyset is taken with each main meal with its very first bite three times a day (if not prescribed differently).
  • Charcoal and digestive enzymes are better to be taken 2-4 hours before or after taking Glyset not to decrease its effectiveness.
  • Diet and exercises should be carefully followed during the Glyset treatment period.
  • Conditions stressful for your body (trauma, surgery, infection, fever, etc.) may require temporary insulin therapy in addition to Glyset treatment.

You can buy Glyset in the following forms:

  • Glyset 25 mg
  • Glyset 50 mg

You need to strictly follow the dosage given by your doctor and buy Glyset of the prescribed form. Your own attempts to increase or decrease the dosage may have negative effects on your medical condition. This is because the dosage regimen is chosen for each patient individually. What dose you should take depends on your age and the peculiarities of your medical condition. Even more, your doctor may specify the frequency of doses and the recommended time between the doses, which all you also need to comply with.

What if I miss a dose? If you miss your Glyset dose, take it as soon as possible before the next meal. In case it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and keep following your regular regimen. Never try to take 2 doses at once.

What happens if take a bigger dose? Glyset overdose does not cause hypoglycemia. Nevertheless, it triggers stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea. Though emergency medical assistance is not needed, you should still contact your doctor if you have taken a bigger dose of Glyset.

How should I store my Glyset medication? Glyset should be stored in a place safe from children and pets at the temperature range of 68-770 F (20-250 C), away from moisture, light, and heat. Glyset should not be stored in the bathroom.

Where to Buy Glyset

You can buy Glyset in a drugstore if you have a prescription from the doctor. To save time and money, many patients opt to buy Glyset at online drugstores, some of which offer to purchase this medication without prescription. At our online store, you can buy both Glyset 25 mg and Glyset 50 mg.

Safety – learn before using

Glyset medication has a number of contraindications that you need to be aware of. If you have any contraindicative conditions, Glyset may deteriorate your state of health and increase the risk of experiencing serious Glyset side effects. Any of the following conditions will not allow you to undergo Glyset treatment:

  • Hypersensitivity to any components of Glyset.
  • Current or possible blockage of the stomach or intestine.
  • Chronic bowel inflammation, colon ulcers, or any problems with your stomach or intestine that prevent normal digestion and substance absorption.
  • Moderate or severe problems with kidneys.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis.

Alerting Medical Conditions

These are the conditions that are alerting in case you are planning to undergo Glyset treatment, as they may interact with Glyset medication. This may cause the deterioration of your health state and Glyset side effects. For this reason, you need to inform your doctor of pharmacist concerning any of the following alerting medical conditions that you have before you buy Glyset:

  • Current or planned pregnancy, lactation (breastfeeding).
  • Allergic reactions to medicines, food, and other substances.
  • Current treatment with other medications, intake of food supplements and herbal preparations.
  • Problems with stomach, intestine, liver, or kidneys.

Interaction with Other Drugs

The following are the groups of drugs that may interact with Glyset and change its effectiveness. To avoid any Glyset side effects and get the maximum benefit from treatment by Glyset and other medications, consult with your doctor if you are taking or planning to take the following drugs together with Glyset:

  • Insulin or sulfonylureas drugs – Glyset may increase their side effects.
  • Digoxin, propranolol, or ranitidine – Glyset may decrease their effectiveness.

Possible Side Effects

Unlike many other anti-diabetic drugs, the list of Glyset side effects is not very big and does not include extremely severe side effects associated with hypoglycemia. Nevertheless, you need to be aware of the minor and severe side effects so that to inform your doctor and seek medical assistance in case of the latter.

Common Minor Glyset Side Effects:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Bloating.
  • Gas.
  • Soft stools.
  • Loose stools.
  • Stomach pain.

Severe Glyset Side Effects:

  • Severe allergic reactions – swelling of the mouth and face, rash, breathing difficulties, etc.
  • Severe stomach pain.

If you experience any of these severe side effects, seek qualified medical assistance immediately. You should also contact your doctor if the prescribed Glyset treatment doesn’t produce the desired effect on your health or worsens your condition.

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