Acarbose - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Acarbose

Pronunciation : ak-ar-bos

Latest prescription information about Acarbose. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Name(s): 

India : 

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International : 

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
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Severe liver disease
Intestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease
Severe kidney disease

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

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 : 

Use with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature in a tight container. Protect from moisture.


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Balmukund2646 Friday, May 9, 2014

Please let me know the address of Medical Stores in Vadodara [Gujarat] from where I can purchase Abacus (50 Mg) tablets.

ddsonara Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Please let me know the address of Medical Stores in Ahmedabad where Generic Medicines/Drugs are available.

sachys Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Helps to loose weight...I was 110kg when introduced to Acarbose, lost 13kg in 7 months

pradeep chordia Friday, July 27, 2007

price list with details of number of tablets in a strip will be more helpful

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