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.
Known allergy to acarbose
Severe liver disease
Intestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease
Severe kidney disease
Type 2 diabetes in a dose of 25 to 100 mg three times a day
Tablet to take by mouth, just before the first bite of each meal.
• Use with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid alcohol intake as it leads to low blood sugar level.
• Charcoal and digestive enzymes may decrease the effect of acarbose when taken together.
Store it at room temperature in a tight container. Protect from moisture.
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