Voglibose is used to improve blood sugar levels following a meal in patients wi
th type 2 diabetes along with diet and lifestyle modifications. It works by reducing the rate of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. It belongs to the antidiabetic class of medicines. Voglibose is available in the form of tablet. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting voglibose.
Uses of Voglibose
Contraindications of Voglibose
When should one not use Voglibose
- If you are allergic to voglibose or similar medicines
- If you have diabetes complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma or pre-coma.
- If you have a severe infection or are undergoing surgery.
- If you recently had severe trauma or injury.
- If you have blockage in any part of your digestive system.
Side effects of Voglibose
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Precautions and Warnings of Voglibose
Other General Warnings
- You have liver or kidney problems.
- You are taking other diabetes medicines
- You experience headache, sweating, tremors, hunger pangs, confusion etc. These are the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar, consult your doctor.
- You are stressed, have an injury, infection as it can lead to loss of blood sugar control.
Mode of Action of Voglibose
How Does It Work?
Interactions of Voglibose
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way voglibose works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
- Especially if you are taking other antidiabetic medicines or blood thinners.