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What is miglitol?

Miglitol is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body doesn't use insulin properly, and so sugar stays in the blood stream, giving you abnormally high blood sugar levels. Miglitol slows sugar absorption in your intestines, resulting in lower blood sugar levels. Miglitol is manufactured under the brand name Glyset. Miglitol comes in a tablet form taken orally.

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