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Glyset (miglitol) Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – September 2012


Summary View


General, Hypoglycemia:
  • Because of its mechanism of action, GLYSET, when administered alone, should not cause hypoglycemia in the fasted or postprandial state. Sulfonylureas and insulin can cause hypoglycemia. Because GLYSET Tablets given in combination with a sulfonylurea or insulin will cause a further lowering of blood glucose, it may increase the hypoglycemic potential of the sulfonylurea or insulin. Consider reducing the dose of sulfonylureas or insulin when GLYSET is used in combination with these medications


Postmarketing Experience
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: ileus (including paralytic ileus), subileus, gastrointestinal pain, nausea, abdominal distention.
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis
  • There have been rare postmarketing reports of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis associated with the use of alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, including GLYSET.
  • Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis may present with .....