Who should not take Glyset?

Certain people should not take the diabetes drug Glyset (miglitol), including:
  • anyone who's allergic to the drug or to any of the ingredients in the drug
  • those who have chronic intestinal disease or inflammatory bowel disease
  • women who are pregnant, in most cases. It isn't known if this drug is safe to take during pregnancy or if it will harm a developing fetus. Glyset should only be taken during pregnancy if the benefits to a woman clearly outweigh potential risks.
  • nursing mothers. Glyset is excreted into breast milk, and so it's recommended that women who are breastfeeding not take it. 
  • children. Glyset is not approved for kids.

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