Generic Name : Voglibose Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
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).
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store below 30°C.
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