Who should not take miglitol?

People who are allergic to miglitol (Glyset), which is used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise to treat type 2 diabetes, should not take this drug. People who have kidney problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colonic laceration, partial intestinal obstruction (or a predisposition to this condition) or chronic intestinal diseases that affect digestion, absorption or the formation of gas in the intestine also should not use this medication.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you take other medications, including other diabetes drugs, digestive enzymes, ranitidine (Zantac), digoxin (Lanoxin), propranolol (Inderal) and vitamins.

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