Last update Aug. 6, 2017


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which acts within the gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed, reducing intestinal absorption of glucose. Very low risk of hypoglycemia in monotherapy.

Miglitol is excreted in breast milk in minute quantities (Serrano 2014, Pfizer 2012, AEMPS 2009) reaching a relative dose much less than 1%.

Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.

See below the information of this related product:


  • Hypocaloric Diet ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Maternal Sport ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Miglitol in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Miglitol in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 50 - 70 %
Molecular weight 207 daltons
Protein Binding < 4 %
VD 0.18 l/Kg
Tmax 2 - 3 hours
2 - 3 hours
Relative Dose 0.4 %


  1. Serrano Aguayo P, García de Quirós Muñoz JM, Bretón Lesmes I, Cózar León MV. Tratamiento de enfermedades endocrinológicas durante la lactancia. [Endocrinologic diseases management during breastfeeding.] Med Clin (Barc). 2015 Jan 20;144(2):73-9. Abstract

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