Acarbose is generally used in treatment of the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is generally used in treatment of addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Acarbose, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Acarbose is to be taken with food.
How it works
Acarbose is an anti-diabetic medicine that improves the condition by slowing down the absorption of glucose in the intestines and slowing the digestion. This helps prevent blood glucose from shooting up after every meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Acarbose/Glucobay a protein? Acarbose is a complex oligosaccharide (sugar) but not a protein.
Q. Is Acarbose safe? Acarbose is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Does Acarbose cause weight fluctuations? Acarbose usually does not cause weight gain if taken as prescribed but may cause weight loss when the medication Acarbose combines with a low-calorie diet and exercise.
Q. Does Acarbose cause hypoglycemia? Intake of Acarbose as prescribed does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) but it may occur when the Acarbose taken along with another blood sugar lowering drug, delay in meals, consumption of alcohol and exercising more than usual.
Q. How long does Acarbose last? The effectiveness of Acarbose lasts up to 3- 5 hours and it may vary based on the consumption of medicine by the individual.
Acarbose is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Acarbose.Acarbose lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels, and therefore should be taken just before meals.Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhoea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.
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