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Acarbose medicine helps to slow down the digestion of carbohydrates in your body which further helps in controlling blood sugar levels. It is often used along with the diet and exercise in order to treat type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is also given sometimes in combination with insulin or other diabetes medications you take by mouth.
Acarbose generic drug is also available in the brand name of Precose.
This medicine effectively helps in controlling high blood sugar that further assists to prevent nerve problems, kidney damage, sexual function problems, blindness as well as a loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes helps in lessening the risk of a heart attack or stroke. You can easily buy Acarbose tablets from our pharmacy at a reasonable price.
Take Acarbose tablet by mouth as prescribed by your doctor mainly three times daily with the first bite of a meal. The medicine is available in different strengths like Acarbose 25 mg and 50 mg so the medication completely depends upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment. In order to decrease your risk of side effects, there are chances that your doctor tells you to start this medicine at a low dose and then gradually with the time to increase your dose. So it is very important for you to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. If you want to get the most benefit from this medicine then you need to take it on a regular basis. Take the medicine at the same time each day so that you remember taking it.
In case your condition does not get better or if it gets worse like your blood sugar is too or too low then contact your doctor immediately. During your Acarbose medication, you might suffer from low blood sugar which is also known as hypoglycaemia. The symptoms of this are hunger, confusion, headache, dizziness, feeling shaky, sweating as well as irritability.
Make sure that you always carry a source of dextrose with you if you often suffer from blood sugar. When you are taking Acarbose 25 mg or 50 mg then dextrose will work better in treating hypoglycaemia as compared to sugar cane or table sugar. Sources of dextrose are dried prunes, honey, grapes, dates, plums, glucose tablets as well as raisins. Ensure that your family, as well as close friends, know how to help you in an emergency.
In case you are suffering from serious hypoglycaemia and cannot eat or drink then use a glucagon injection. Your doctor can recommend a glucagon emergency injection kit and inform you how to use it.
You need to check your blood sugar carefully especially at the time of illness, stress, surgery or medical emergency, travel, strong exercise or if you drink alcohol or skip meals. All these things can affect your glucose levels due to which you need to change the dose. Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor’s permission.
Store the medicine at the room temperature right away from direct heat as well as moisture.
You need to take the missed dose as soon as you remember but ensure that you take it along with the meal. If it’s been more than 15 minutes then you have started your meal, then you can still take Acarbose tablets but remember that it is going to be less effective as compared to taking it with the first bite of your meal. Ensure that you do not take extra medicine just to cover up the missed dose or take Acarbose between meals.
It is very important for you to avoid the intake of alcohol because it can lower your blood sugar. You need to avoid the intake of a digestive enzyme like lipase, pancreatin at the same time when you are also taking these Acarbose tablets because these enzymes are known to make it harder for your body to absorb Acarbose effectively & properly.
Acarbose 25 mg and 50 mg are known to harm an unborn baby. So it is very important for you to inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
It is not completely known that this medicine passes into the breast or not. It is also unknown whether it could harm a nursing baby or not. So it is always better to not breastfeed when you are taking Acarbose tablets.
You should never use Acarbose tablets if you are allergic to it or you are suffering from:
In order to make sure that Acarbose medication, you need to inform your doctor well in advance if you are already suffering from:
You might suffer from blurred vision, dizziness as well as drowsiness because of the extremely low or high blood sugar. So it is always suggested by the doctor not to drive, use machinery or do any activity which demands alertness as well as a clear vision. Until and unless you are sure that you can perform such kind of activity safely you should not perform it.
When your body is in stress it becomes very difficult to control the blood sugar. So in this situation, you need to inform your doctor immediately because he or she may change your medications, treatment plans as well as blood sugar testing.
You should never take Acarbose and Metformin together as it is known to interact with each other. So if you are using metformin then inform your doctor and take it as prescribed by him or her.
Therefore, this medicine is not to be used by anyone who is less than 18 years of age.
Remember that your doctor has advised you this medicine because he thinks that the benefits of this medicine are more than its side effects. Many people using Acarbose medication did not suffer from any serious precose side effects.
You need to contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling of your throat, lips, tongue and face, hives as well as difficulty in breathing.
Get the emergency help immediately if you suffer from:
Some of the common precose side effects are:
You can also gain weight during your Acarbose medication. This medicine is known to cause very rare serious intestinal condition which is also known as pneumatosis cystoid intestinalis. If you come across serious diarrhoea which is not stopping, blood or mucus in stool as well as constipation then get the emergency medical help immediately.
Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects; if you come across any other then it is very important for you to contact your doctor immediately.
Drug interactions can completely change how your medications work or can even increase your risk for severe side effects. So when you visit your doctor make sure that you carry a list of all the products right from prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs to herbal products and share it with your doctor. You should never stop, start or change the dosage of any medicine without your doctor’s permission.
It is very necessary for you to get the blood sugar checked regularly and share its report with the doctor so that your doctor adjusts the medicine, diet as well as exercise program accordingly. There are many drugs that are known to interact with Acarbose such as prescription as well as over-the-counter medicines, herbal products and vitamins.
There are total 249 drugs that are known to interact with Acarbose medication.
6 major drug interactions
211 moderate drug interactions
32 minor drug interactions
Some of the names of drugs that interact with Acarbose tablets include Aspir 81, Aspirin low strength, Glipizide, Januvia, Metformin, Lyrica, Miglitol, Lantus, Nexium, etc.
Acarbose medication works in your intestine by slowing the breakdown as well as absorption of carbohydrates from foods that you eat. This will further help in decreasing your blood sugar rise after a meal.
You should never use Acarbose tablets if you are suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis of the liver as well as ulcer or blockage in your intestines. Also, if you are in the state of diabetic ketoacidosis, stop the intake of Acarbose and consult your doctor immediately.
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