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What should I avoid while taking Glyset?

There are a few things to avoid while taking the diabetes drug Glyset (miglitol). You should not:

  • skip meals. Glyset is meant to work with a balanced diet, and each of the three daily doses should be taken with the first bite of each main meal.
  • work out more than usual. Exercising too much can cause your blood sugar levels to drop.
  • drink alcohol if that's what your doctor advises: Alcohol can cause a decrease in blood sugar levels. 
  • miss appointments with your doctor or for laboratory tests. It's important to keep a close check on your blood sugar levels while you're taking Glyset.

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