Glucobay 100 Mg Tablet 10
Acarbose is the active ingredient of Glucobay. It is a medicine that controls blood sugar levels and is used in the management of type 2 diabetes. It is usually given in combination with other anti-diabetic medications (e.g. insulin) during the treatment of diabetes.
How does the drug work?
Acarbose acts by delaying the digestion of the complex sugars called carbohydrates to simple sugars. Thus, the abnormally high levels of the sugars come down with the treatment.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of acarbose are gas, bloating, stomach discomfort, mild diarrhea, mild skin rash or itching.
• Do not take Glucobay tablets if a past allergic reaction has been experienced with acarbose.
• This medicine should not be taken by people having conditions such as liver cirrhosis and certain bowel disorders.
• Avoid acarbose tablet during diabetic ketoacidosis. Immediate insulin therapy may be required in this case.
• If any condition such as liver or kidney disease, stomach or intestinal problem is present, take the medicine with caution.
• Do not give the tablet Glucobay to anyone younger than 18 years.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding females should inform a doctor before taking this drug. The doctor may decide if the medicine is safe for use in such women. Breastfeeding women may have to stop feeding if required.
• Taking the exact dose as directed by a physician is very important as it helps to avoid or reduce Glucobay side effects and unwanted effects.
• Read the instructions provided on the package for information such as USES and side effects.
1. Can I continue taking the acarbose medicine if I have jaundice? You should stop taking the medicine and call your doctor at once. This is because jaundice is a serious side effect of acarbose.
2. How to take acarbose tablets for diabetes? You must take the acarbose tablets with the first bite of your main meal. Ask your doctor for right dosage instructions and follow them strictly.
3. What if I forget a dose of acarbose? If it is less than 15 minutes from your first bite, you may take the medicine. You should not take the medicine between the meals. Ask your doctor for the right dosing instructions.
4. What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia with Glucobay tablet? The symptoms of hypoglycemia are hunger, unusual sweating, dizziness, confusion, irritability, or feeling shaky.
5. What to do in case of hypoglycemia with acarbose? Hypoglycemia is one of the common acarbose side effects. Therefore, always keep a source of readily available glucose foods such as candies. Take them during the episodes of hypoglycemia.