What is Miglitol (Glyset), and what does it do?
Miglitol (Glyset) belongs to the class of medications known as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. These medications inhibit the breakdown of starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, and pasta, as well as the absorption of certain sugars, such as table sugar.
Miglitol (Glyset) is used to treat type 2 diabetes, particularly in those whose diabetes cannot be controlled only with diet. In the small intestine, it inhibits the digestion and absorption of table sugar and other complex carbohydrates. Following meals, this mechanism leads to lower blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).
What dosages of Miglitol (Glyset) are available?
The following are available dosages and forms of Miglitol (Glyset):
- 25 mg
- 50 mg
- 100 mg
What side effects are common with taking Miglitol (Glyset)?
The most common side effects of Miglitol (Glyset) are:
- Upset stomach
- Skin rash
Some people experience more serious side effects from Miglitol (Glyset), including:
- Swelling of some parts of the body
- Difficulty breathing
If you are taking Miglitol (Glyset), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Miglitol (Glyset) interact with other medications?
Miglitol (Glyset) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements and herbs.
When taking Miglitol (Glyset), you should avoid taking:
Who should NOT take Miglitol (Glyset)?
Not all people can take Miglitol (Glyset). Miglitol (Glyset) may not be a good choice if you have:
- An allergy to Miglitol or similar medications
- Chronic intestinal disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- An intestinal obstruction
- Kidney disease
What drugs are similar to Miglitol (Glyset)?
Other drugs that are similar to Miglitol (Glyset) include:
Does Miglitol (Glyset) have a generic form?
Miglitol is a generic drug that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Glyset is its brand name form.
What is the price of Miglitol (Glyset) without insurance?
The average retail price of Miglitol (Glyset) without insurance is $187.62. Look up Miglitol (Glyset) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Miglitol (Glyset)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Miglitol (Glyset) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Miglitol (Glyset) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Miglitol (Glyset) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.