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This medication is available by the Alternate Name - acarbose
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Drug Description:

This medicine, in combination with a controlled diet and exercise is used to treat type 2(non-insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults where change in diet alone is not effective.Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.Use exactly as prescribed. How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Take this medicine 3 times daily at the start (with the first bite) of each meal. If a dose is missed at the beginning (first bite) of a meal, take during the meal. Do not take it after the meal has been fully eaten. Do not take a dose if you are going to skip a meal. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Be sure to follow the diet, exercise and testing of urine or blood glucose programs prescribed by your doctor. Diabetic patients – This medicine, used with other diabetes medicines, may cause a loss of blood sugar control. Your health care provider may need to adjust the amount of medicine that you are taking. Because this medicine prevents the breakdown of table (cane) sugar, be sure to use glucose (dextrose), not sugar or fruits, to treat symptoms of low blood sugar (fatigue, excessive hunger, profuse sweating, numbness in arms or legs). Contact your health care provider if these symptoms occur. Do not change the amount of medicine that you are taking without checking with your health care provider. Do not take more medication than is prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Lab tests and exams are required to monitor treatment. Keep appointments. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your doctor.Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications.Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.This medicine may raise the levels of serum transaminases and in rare cases hyperbilirubinemia.Most severe: Gastrointestinal upset (e.g., flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal pain)Most common: Abdominal or stomach pain, bloating or gas, diarrheaOther: Hypersensitive skin reactions, such as erythema, exanthema, urticaria, hepatitis and jaundice

Indication:

This medicine, in combination with a controlled diet and exercise is used to treat type 2(non-insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults where change in diet alone is not effective.

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.

Warnings:

This medicine may raise the levels of serum transaminases and in rare cases hyperbilirubinemia.

Patient Family Info:

Use exactly as prescribed. How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Take this medicine 3 times daily at the start (with the first bite) of each meal. If a dose is missed at the beginning (first bite) of a meal, take during the meal. Do not take it after the meal has been fully eaten. Do not take a dose if you are going to skip a meal. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Be sure to follow the diet, exercise and testing of urine or blood glucose programs prescribed by your doctor. Diabetic patients – This medicine, used with other diabetes medicines, may cause a loss of blood sugar control. Your health care provider may need to adjust the amount of medicine that you are taking. Because this medicine prevents the break

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications.

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Gastrointestinal upset (e.g., flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal pain)

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Abdominal or stomach pain, bloating or gas, diarrhea

Other Side Effects:

Hypersensitive skin reactions, such as erythema, exanthema, urticaria, hepatitis and jaundice

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