Information about Acarbose
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, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 Names/Brand Names of Acarbose
Prandase, Precose, Exforge
Why is Acarbose Prescribed? (Indications)
Acarbose is used to treat diabetes in combination with diet and other medications.
Acarbose controls the blood sugar levels which usually rise after meals by inhibiting a specific enzyme and slowing down the digestion process.
When should Acarbose not be taken? (Contraindications)
• Known allergy to acarbose
• Diabetic ketoacidosis
• Severe liver disease
• Intestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease
• Severe kidney disease
What is the dosage of Acarbose?
Type 2 diabetes in a dose of 25 to 100 mg three times a day
How should Acarbose be taken?
Tablet to take by mouth, just before the first bite of each meal.
What are the warnings and precautions for Acarbose?
• Use with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What are the other precautions for Acarbose?
• Avoid alcohol intake as it leads to low blood sugar level.
What are the Drug Interactions of Acarbose?
• Charcoal and digestive enzymes may decrease the effect of acarbose when taken together.
What are the storage conditions for Acarbose?
Store it at room temperature in a tight container. Protect from moisture.
Last Updated : Jul 2018