Voglibose - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Voglibose
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.