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What is Mignar-50?
Mignar works by slowing the breakdown and absorption of table sugar and other complex sugars in the small intestine. The active ingredient miglitol is an antidiabetic type of drug that delays the digestion of carbohydrates in the body to decrease the amount of sugar that passes into the blood after a meal. The medication is usually used by people to treat type 2 diabetes when their condition cannot be controlled by diet alone.
How is Mignar-50 used?
Mignar should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 3 times per day. Take the tablets along with the first bite of every main meal with a drink of water. Dosage and length of treatment will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. The medication should be used as part of a treatment program including exercise, diet, weight control, blood sugar testing and special medical care in the treatment of diabetes.
Mignar may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Skin rash
- Vision problems
- Excessive gas
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Mignar-50 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.