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What should I avoid while taking miglitol?

While taking miglitol (Glyset), a drug used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise to treat type 2 diabetes, you should avoid skipping or delaying meals or exercising more than you regularly do. Any of these can your cause blood sugar levels to drop very low (a condition called hypoglycemia).

Drinking alcohol also can cause a decrease in blood sugar levels, so talk to your doctor about whether you should drink while taking miglitol.

Intestinal adsorbents, such as charcoal, and certain digestive enzymes can make miglitol less effective. You should not use these products while you're taking miglitol.

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