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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 March 2021
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  • Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor that is used to treat diabetes mellitus by lowering post-prandial blood glucose levels. It helps to delay the absorption of sugar in the body and thereby it reduces the macrovascular complication risks.
    1. Voglibose Uses
    2. Voglibose Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Interactions
    5. Dosage
    6. Warnings
    7. Storage
    8. Voglibose vs Sitagliptin
    9. Frequently Asked Questions

    Voglibose Uses

  • Voglibose 0.2 MG Tablet is used to help patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus lower their blood glucose levels, particularly when other medications aren't working. It belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-glucosidases inhibitors.
  • Voglibose Side Effects

  • Some of the common side effects of Voglibose are:
    • Diarrhea
    • Flatulence
    • Pneumatosis Intestinalis
    • Abnormal Liver Function
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Abdominal pain
    • Skin rash
  • The common side effects don’t need any medical attention and will disappear as your body gets adjusted to the dosage. But if you are facing any kind of serious or rare side effects then immediately seek medical attention.
  • Precautions

  • Before taking Voglibose talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product contains some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions and some other serious problems. Before using the medication talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as:
    • Intestinal obstruction
    • Digestive disorders
    • Inflammatory disease
    • Ulcers
    • Ketosis
    • Diabetic hypersensitivity

    How to use Voglibose?

  • Adults can take 0.2 mg of voglibose three times a day, right before each meal. Voglibose 0.2 mg or OD Tablets 0.2 mg will be taken orally three times daily, immediately before each meal. Talk with your doctor before taking the medication. The dosage will change according to the severity of the disease.
  • Missed Dose

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it's time for the next dose, just take that one dose. Avoid taking two doses at the same time. This has the potential to have adverse side effects.
  • Overdose

  • The overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed voglibose tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. The overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions

  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant women should avoid taking this drug unless it is absolutely appropriate. Before taking this drug, talk to your doctor about all of the complications and benefits. Based on your health condition, your doctor can recommend alternative medicine.
  • The medication can pass into the breastmilk and can cause some serious side effects to the infants. Before breastfeeding talk with your doctor immediately.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Voglibose vs Sitagliptin

    Voglibose
    Sitagliptin
    Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor that is used to treat diabetes mellitus by lowering post-prandial blood glucose levels. Sitagliptin is a prescription drug and it is available in the form of an oral tablet.
    Voglibose 0.2 MG Tablet is used to help patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus lower their blood glucose levels, particularly when other medications aren't working. Sitagliptin tablets can be taken with a proper diet, exercise, and other medication for controlling high blood sugar.
    Some of the common side effects of Voglibose are:
    • Diarrhea
    • Flatulence
    • Pneumatosis Intestinalis
    • Abnormal Liver Function
    Some of the common side effects of Sitagliptin are:
    • Stomach cramp
    • Diarrhea
    • Respiratory infection
    • Headache
    • Stuffy nose

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Adults can take 0.2 mg of voglibose three times a day, right before each meal. Voglibose 0.2 mg or OD Tablets 0.2 mg will be taken orally three times daily, immediately before each meal.
    Poorly regulated postprandial hyperglycemia is the main cause of these complications. Acarbose, voglibose, and miglitol are alpha-glucosidase inhibitors that can be used for treatment. Among these medications, Voglibose is well tolerated and effective in comparable doses.
    Voglibose 0.2 MG Tablet is used to help patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus lower their blood glucose levels, particularly when other medications aren't working. It belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-glucosidases inhibitors.
    Some of the common side effects of Voglibose are:
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Pneumatosis Intestinalis
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Citations:

  • Voglibose, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3919386/
  • Efficacy of voglibose in type 2 diabetes, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1517/14656566.2014.918956