What Are The Uses Of Acarbose?
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Acarbose is used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent blindness, nerve problems, kidney damage, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Effective control of diabetes can also lessen your risk of a heart attack/ stroke.
Acarbose may also be used with other medications like insulin, sulfonylureas such as glipizide, metformin to control diabetes because they all work in different ways.
Acarbose slows the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in the food that we eat by working in the intestine.
What Are The Side Effects Of Acarbose?
Most people using Acarbose don’t experience any serious side-effects. However, some patients may experience one or more of the following side effects till their body gets adjusted to Acarbose:
Some of the rare but serious effects may be:
- Persistent vomiting or nausea
- Severe abdominal pain
- Unusual tiredness
- Bleeding from rectum
- Dark urine
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Rashes, itching on skin
What Are The Contraindications Of Acarbose?
Pl. tell your doctor if you have:
- Severe liver disease (cirrhosis)
- Intestine/bowel problems like inflammatory bowel disease, digestion/absorption disorders, intestinal blockage/ulcers
- kidney disease
- Any existing allergies