|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Bayer HealthCare AG
Glucobay 25 mg is an antidiabetic drug that is generally prescribed for people affected with type 2 diabetes. It is used in combination with insulin or other oral diabetes drugs to help manage the condition effectively. It may also be given for conditions that are not mentioned here. The medicine works by reducing the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body, which helps control blood sugar levels. Keep in mind Acarbose will not help control your diabetes problems single-handedly. You need to stick to a proper diet, exercise, and weight control methods while taking the medication. If you do not follow any of these, it can lead to dangerous conditions. You may also need other drugs to manage the condition.
Glucobay 25 mg should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the course of the medication in any way. Your doctor will recommend the dosage after taking into account your age and the severity of the condition. Your doctor may increase or decrease the dosage during the duration of the treatment as per the requirements. Your doctor may change the medicine in certain conditions such as infection, illness or if you have a scheduled surgery or an emergency. Remember, no matter what, you must not change the dosage yourself. The medicine is generally taken with the first meal of the day unless advised by the doctor to ingest in any other way. While taking medicine, you will have to keep a watch on the blood sugar levels. You may also need to undergo some tests.
Stay away from alcohol while you are taking medicine; it can reduce blood sugar drastically.
- Refrain from taking a digestive enzyme, including pancreatic amylase or lipase, simultaneously as taking Acarbose.
- Taking medicine together with insulin or other diabetes medicines can cause hypoglycemia or very low blood sugar, especially if you miss a meal, engage in severe exercises, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Some symptoms of low blood sugar include irritability, hunger, headache, weakness, tremors, sweating, or concentration troubles. It is imperative that you keep some sources of sugar handy, such as candy, glucose tablets, orange juice, or milk, to counter these side effects.
- Stay away from the medication if you are allergic to Acarbose or afflicted with diabetic ketoacidosis. You should also avoid the medicine if you have problems in your alimentary canal, including inflammatory bowel disease, an ulcer or blockage in your intestines, or liver cirrhosis.
Let your doctor know about your exact medical condition and medical history.
Some allergic reactions to the medicine can include breathing issues, hives, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat. The severe side effects of this medicine may include constipation, severe stomach pain, bloody or watery diarrhoea, nose bleeding, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, and jaundice. Some common side effects of the medicine are Bloating, gas, stomach aches, mild diarrhoea, mild itching or rash on the skin.
There may be other side effects too that you may experience. Consult your doctor if you notice any of the side effects.