Generic Name : Acarbose Pronunciation : ak-ar-bos Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
India- K -Carb, Glubose, Asucrose, Glucarb, Discarb, Recarb, Disorb, Glucobay, Olcarbos, Rebose, Acarb, Diabose, Glucar, Acarwin, Acarex, Hebose, Discarb, Gludase, Asucrose , Acraz, Olcarbos, Rebose, Acarwin 50, Acarex.
International- Prandase, Precose. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an oral alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, prescribed for type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise. Acarbose works by slowing the action of certain chemicals that break down food to release glucose (sugar) into your blood. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis or cirrhosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, chronic intestinal diseases, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 50 milligrams initially and gradually raised to 50 milligrams thrice daily.Maximum 200 milligrams thrice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes in the form of 50 and 25 milligrams tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
*Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ketoacidosis, cirrhosis, or intestinal disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Miscellaneous- Allergic reactions such as rash, hives,redness and etc.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature in a tight container.
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