Trade Names/Brand Names :
Prandase, Precose, Exforge
Why it is prescribed :
Acarbose prevents the action of certain enzymes in the digestive tract that break down carbohydrates to release glucose, which is subsequently absorbed in the blood. Thus, it controls the rise of blood glucose level after a meal.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Known allergy to acarbose
Severe liver disease
Intestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease
Severe kidney disease
Category B :
Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Type 2 diabetes in a dose of 25 to 100 mg three times a day
How it should be taken :
Tablet to take by mouth, just before the first bite of each meal.
Warnings and Precautions :
ĽUse with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature in a tight container. Protect from moisture.