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Elitox is an oral anti-diabetic drug (alpha-glucosidase inhibitor), prescribed for type 2 diabetes either alone or with other medications.  It slows down carbohydrates metabolism.

Drug information on Elitox (Miglitol) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Cardiovasculars)

Elitox

  Tablet  
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Cardiovasculars)
Generic : Miglitol
 109.20
50mg
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Elitox may be prescribed


Side effects of Elitox

  Most Common (Gastrointestinal)- Abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, ileus (including paralytic ileus), subileus, gastrointestinal pain, nausea, abdominal distention.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The initial recommended dose is 25 mg 3 times daily. It may be increased after four to eight weeks to 50-100mg three times daily.

How to use Elitox?

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

When is Elitox not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (high blood glucose with the presence of ketones in the urine), inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal blockage, prolonged intestinal diseases and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Elitox

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of decreased level of sugar in blood, kidney impairment, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Elitox

Monitor blood sugar level regularly.

Storage Conditions for Elitox

Store it at room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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