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Your monthly Glyset cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Glyset patient assistance program you can receive your medication for free. Our monthly service fee of $49 per medication covers the cost of our services in applying for the program and requesting your ongoing refills on your behalf. If you obtain your Glyset through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Glyset patient assistance program?

You could receive your Glyset without paying the full retail price if you meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. The eligibility requirements are set by the pharmaceutical companies that are providing assistance programs. At NiceRx, we review each application individually, although the main factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for Glyset patient assistance?

We do everything that we can to take the hassle and stress out of applying for patient assistance programs. Simply start by filling in our enrollment application. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical companies you are applying to for assistance. We may also be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications that you have been prescribed, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Glyset.

NiceRx will review the information you have provided, and if we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we will seek to enroll you in the Glyset patient assistance program. We will handle the enrollment process for you by working with your healthcare provider and preparing all the required paperwork for your doctor to sign. We will also request your Glyset medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year once you are enrolled in the program.

Is NiceRx a Glyset coupons provider?

At NiceRx, we help eligible individuals access the Glyset patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Glyset coupon, a Glyset discount card, or a Glyset copay card provider. We do not offer any medication trial offers or free Glyset samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Glyset if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you if you have insurance, including if your insurance company will not pay for your Glyset medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you do not have insurance. Please fill in our enrollment application to find out more.

How much does Glyset cost without insurance?

Glyset costs without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, Glyset oral tablets 25 mg will typically cost around $300 for 100 tablets. If you obtain your medication through NiceRx, you will pay a flat monthly rate of $49 per medication regardless of its retail price.

How much does Glyset cost with insurance?

The copay of Glyset will vary in line with the specific terms of your healthcare plan. For further details about what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Glyset?

Glyset is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer Inc. Glyset contains miglitol, an oral alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, indicated with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Glyset delays the digestion of carbohydrates in your body. This decreases the amount of glucose that passes into your blood after a meal and prevents periods of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

What doses of Glyset are available?

Glyset is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 25 mg.

Glyset is usually taken 3 times per day at the start of a meal. Take each dose with the first bite of the main meal. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to anyone who has diabetes. To treat low blood sugar quickly while taking Glyset, use a dextrose-based source of sugar. A sucrose-based source of sugar may not work because Glyset can block the action of sucrose in the body. Sucrose-based sugar sources include cane sugar, candy, table sugar, chocolate, syrup, and non-diet soda or other sweetened foods.

Your blood sugar levels can be affected by a number of factors. Consult your doctor before changing your dose or medication schedule. You are recommended to read the full prescribing information for drug information and safety information. Store Glyset tablets at room temperature. Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice or about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Glyset active ingredients

Glyset contains miglitol as the active ingredient.

Glyset side effects

The most common side effects of Glyset in clinical trials include:

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence
  • Mild skin rash

In rare instances, Glyset can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Severe diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Rectal bleeding

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Glyset against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Glyset to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Glyset drug interactions

Glyset can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Pancreatin (amylase, protease, lipase)
  • Sulfonylurea agents
  • Insulin or other oral diabetes medications
  • Propranolol
  • Ranitidine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Glyset. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Glyset contraindications

You should not use Glyset if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient miglitol
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Glyset
  • Have chronic intestinal diseases associated with marked disorders of digestion or absorption
  • Have a condition that may become worse as a result of increased gas formation in the intestine
  • Have inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, Crohn’s disease
  • Have a partial intestinal obstruction, or are predisposed to intestinal obstruction
  • Have diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – Miglitol can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby

Talk to your doctor about all of your medical conditions before using Glyset if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Glyset
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Glyset generic

Glyset is the trademark brand name for miglitol manufactured by Pfizer Inc. A generic version of miglitol is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Glyset savings through NiceRx.

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.