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How can I minimize the side effects of Glyset?

To minimize side effects from the diabetes drug Glyset (miglitol), be sure to follow your doctor's directions about how to eat and exercise. Skipping meals or working out more than usual both can cause your blood sugar levels to fall too low while you're taking Glyset. Alcohol can affect blood sugar levels, too, so it's best to not drink while on this drug. To help prevent side effects, don't miss appointments with your doctor or for tests to monitor your blood sugar levels and to check how your body is responding to Glyset. You should also keep careful check of your blood sugar levels at home.