Can Glyset interact with other medications?

Glyset (miglitol), which is used to treat diabetes, can interact with several other medications, so be sure to tell your doctor about all drugs you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications and herbal remedies. The medications that Glyset may interact with include:
  • two other diabetes drugs, glyburide and metformin
  • digoxin, a drug used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms 
  • ranitidine, an ulcer medication
  • the beta-blocker propranolol, which treats high blood pressure and heart disease and is also used to prevent chest pain and migraine headaches
  • certain medications that aid in digestion, including charcoal, amylase and pancreatin

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