Lysibay 50 Mg Tablet 10
Acarbose 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.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
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 acarbose 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.