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Voglibose - Drug Information

Generic Name : Voglibose

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Latest prescription information about Voglibose. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 


International : 

Voglib, Volix

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 

This medication is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, prescribed for diabetes mellitus.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal obstruction, hernia, severe ketosis, diabetic hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation. Not to be used as single therapy in Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).

Pregnancy Category :






Category C :

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 

PO- The recommended dose is 200-300 mcg 3 times/day.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abdominal laparotomy for gallstone ileus, Roemheld’s syndrome, stenosis, severe liver or kidney impairment, children, and elderly.
Monitor liver function and sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 

Flatulence, abdominal distension, diarrhea, pain, skin reactions, low blood sugar, increased LFT.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Oral: Store below 30°C.


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After taking Volix 0.2mg twice a day, I have developed great swelling in my feet. I am chronic RA and taking 50 mg injection once per week. Kindly suggest remedy.
Lateshjain  Sunday, May 03, 2015
Can I, at 63, depend solely on Vogstar 0.3 for control of my Blood Glucose ?
SIBAPRASAD63  Sunday, September 08, 2013
after taking voglibos tablet i have developed flatulence and cram ping pain in my abdomen. please advise.
bilkish  Friday, August 16, 2013
I want more information
drtclakhmani  Thursday, March 28, 2013
when it is established voglibose, metformin and glimepride are effective in controlling diabetes, I am to know why my doctor prefers acarbose,metformin and gliclazide for me.More over he prefers vildagliptn vice acaebose. My aic is 7.9
Vittalanand  Monday, January 21, 2013
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