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Last Updated : Jul 2018
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General Information on 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, 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

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 to 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
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Balmukund2646, India

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

ddsonara, India

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

sachys, Malaysia

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

pradeep chordia, India

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

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