Acarbose

 
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Structure

Acarbose-25
Each tablet contains Acarbose 25
Acarbose-50
Each tablet contains Acarbose 50
Acarbose-100
Each tablet contains Acarbose 100

Without a Prescription

Acarbose is prescribed for:
- Adjunct to conventional oral hypoglycaemics;
- Certain types of hyperlipoproteinaemias;
- Dumping syndrome;
- Niddm insufficiently controlled with diet/exercise;
- Reactive hypoglycaemia;

Dosage

Start PO 25-50 mg T.D., intervals (based on 1 hr PP glucose & tolerance), increase q 4-8 wk to max 50 (<60 kg wt)-100 (>60 kg) mg.
Alternatively, I-II wk: 50 mg O.D. (morning), III-IV wk; 50 mg B.D., V-VI wk: 50 mg T.D., taken with the first bite/mouthful of each main meal.

Contraindications

Acarbose is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Acarbose hypersensitivity;
- Cirrhosis;
- Colonic ulceration;
- Diabetic ketoacidosis;
- Indigestion/absorption;
- Inflammatory bowel disease;
- Predisposition to partial intestinal obstruction;
- Significant renal dysfunction (serum creatinine >2 mg%);

Package

- Blister of 10 tablets.
Without Prescription (2017)