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Acarbose 50 Mg

Acarbose 50 Mg


Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.


Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.


Take Acarbose 25 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. The dose is likely to change based on your body's response to the therapy. It is advisable to undergo blood sugar tests at regular intervals. You should always carry a sugar candy to overcome unexpected lowered blood sugar levels. The schedule and duration of use should not be changed without consulting a doctor.


Before taking acarbose, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: intestine/bowel problems (such as inflammatory bowel disease, blockage, ulcers), kidney problems, liver disease.

You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because this may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

Drug Interactions: Acarbose

Certain drugs can increase your blood sugar levels and you should be cautious while taking these along with drugs like acarbose that are used to lower blood sugar. Such drugs are thiazide diuretics and loop diuretics, corticosteroids, phenothiazines, thyroid preparations, estrogens (conjugated), progestins, hormonal contraceptives, phenytoin, niacin, sympathomimetics, calcium channel blockers, and isoniazid.

If you are taking intestinal adsorbents, including activated charcoal and digestive enzyme preparations (amylase, pancreatin) to treat digestive problems, be aware that they will tend to decrease the efficiency of acarbose.

Acarbose when taken along with sulfonylureas will exert a greater effect in reducing blood sugar levels.

Acarbse may decrease absorption of digoxin that you might be taking for your cardiac problems. You may require to adjust your dosage in consultation with your healthcare practitioner.


Low blood glucose levels - The risk of low blood glucose levels is more when taken with other antidiabetic medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.

Impaired liver function - Acarbose 25 MG Tablet is reported to cause an increase in the liver enzymes like AST or AST. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.

Gastrointestinal diseases - Acarbose 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with any gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, partial intestinal obstruction or any chronic intestinal disease.

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