Precose (Acarbose) Customer Reviews


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Acarbose is employed in conjunction with a well-structured diet and exercise regimen to manage elevated blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. The effective regulation of high blood sugar contributes to the prevention of complications such as kidney damage, vision impairment, nerve-related disorders, limb loss, and issues concerning sexual function.

Acarbose exerts its action within the intestines by slowing down the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates from the foods you consume. This mechanism aids in mitigating the post-meal surge in blood sugar levels.

Uses and Dosage

Acarbose is available in tablet form for oral administration. Typically, it is taken three times a day. Ensuring the utmost effectiveness involves ingesting each dose with the initial bite of your primary meals.

Adhere precisely to the prescribed regimen for acarbose. Avoid deviating from the recommended dosage – neither exceeding nor reducing it – and adhere to the frequency specified by your doctor.

Maintain your acarbose regimen consistently, even if you are feeling well. Refrain from discontinuing the medication without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • shakiness
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • sweating
  • nervousness or irritability

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • sudden changes in behavior or mood
  • headache
  • numbness or tingling around the mouth
  • weakness
  • pale skin
  • hunger
  • clumsy or jerky movements


Before initiating acarbose, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any existing allergies, including allergies to acarbose itself. Discuss any other allergies you might have. Inactive ingredients present in the product could potentially trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.

When considering the usage of this medication, communicate your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have encountered intestinal or bowel issues, kidney problems, or liver disease.

Experiencing blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar levels is possible. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision until your capacity to perform such activities safely is assured.

Exercise moderation in alcohol consumption while taking this medication, as alcohol can heighten the risk of developing low blood sugar.

Elevated stress levels within your body, such as those resulting from fever, infection, injury, or surgery, might pose challenges in blood sugar control. Consult your doctor in such situations, as they might necessitate alterations in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar monitoring routine.

During pregnancy, consider using this medication only if deemed necessary by your doctor. Engage in a thorough discussion regarding the potential risks and benefits.

Pregnancy can contribute to or exacerbate diabetes. Collaborate with your doctor to establish a strategy for managing blood sugar during pregnancy. Your diabetes treatment plan, encompassing aspects such as diet and medications, including insulin, might need adjustments during pregnancy.

The extent to which this medication transfers into breast milk remains uncertain. Before making any decisions regarding breastfeeding, consult your doctor.

Form and Strength

Precose is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Precose tablet:

    • 25mg
    • 100mg


Can I lose weight with Precose?

Precose, especially in combination with the low calorie diet and exercise, seems to lose weight effectively in obese and overweight patients in communities that have a high carbohydrate intake.

When is the best time to take Precose?

Patients should take Precose orally three times a day at the start (with the first bite) of each main meal.



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