Roxane Laboratories, Inc. | Acarbose (Medication)


Acarbose is used to treat non-insulin-dependent patients with diabetes which are inadequately controlled with diet only or the patients with siet that are associated with drugs that are oral agents. Acarbose is used to control your blood sugar values. This is possible because acarbose acts by slowing digestion and this decreases the abnormally high blood sugar that occurs after meals.

This medicine should be taken by mouth, usually once a day, or as directed by your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose or frequency without your doctor advice. ...

Side Effect:

Commonly Acarbose can cause the following side effects:excess gas in the stomach and intestines (flatulence or wind), abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. If any of these persist or worsen, call your doctor.

More rare, but severe adverse reaction include among allergy - rash, itching, difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives; fluid retention (edema); jaundice; hepatitis; or decrease in the number of platelets in the blood known as thrombocytopenia. If you notice any of these seek medical help immediately. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease; gut; hernia; liver or kidney disease.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...