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Molecule Description

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

Voglibose is used to improve post meal blood glucose levels (post parandial hyperglycemia) type 2 diabetic patients with diet and excercise.

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:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite

Precautions and Warnings of Voglibose



Can I take voglibose during pregnancy?
Consult your doctor before taking voglibose during pregnancy as limited information is available about its safety in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I take voglibose while breastfeeding?
Voglibose passes into breast milk in small amounts, thus breastfeeding is not recommended.


Can I drive if I have consumed voglibose?
Do not drive if you experience low blood sugar symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances


Can I consume alcohol with voglibose?
You should avoid consuming alcohol, as its comsumption can lead to low blood glucose.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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?

Voglibose works by delaying digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine and thereby prevents a spike in blood glucose levels that occur after a meal.

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 su...
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  • Especially if you are taking other antidiabetic medicines or blood thinners.

Dosage of Voglibose


Symptoms of an overdose may include stomach discomfort, diarrhoea or gas. Seek immediate medical advice in case of an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of voglibose then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a d...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In which all dosage form is voglibose available?

A: Voglibose is available in the form of a tablet.

Q: How does voglibose work?

A: Voglibose works by delaying digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine and thereby prevents a spike in blood glucose levels that occur after a meal.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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