Acarbose
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Acarbose Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

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 department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.

• Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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