This medication is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, prescribed for diabetes mellitus.
Contraindicated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal obstruction, hernia, severe ketosis, diabetic hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation. Not to be used as single therapy in Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).
PO- The recommended dose is 200-300 mcg 3 times/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abdominal laparotomy for gallstone ileus, Roemheld’s syndrome, stenosis, severe liver or kidney impairment, children, and elderly.
• Monitor liver function and sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Flatulence, abdominal distension, diarrhea, pain, skin reactions, low blood sugar, increased LFT.
Avoid excess dosage.
Oral: Store below 30°C.
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