Acarbose
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Acarbose?

(AY car bose)

• This medicine is used to lower blood sugar in diabetic patients.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you are taking this medicine with other diabetes medicine, use glucose (dextrose, D-glucose) or milk to treat low blood sugar. Table sugar may not work fast enough.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

• Gas.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency...

 
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