AC 50 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of AC Tablet

AC 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

AC Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use AC Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. AC 50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How AC Tablet works

AC 50 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It inhibits an enzyme that helps in conversion of carbohydrates to glucose. This slows down carbohydrate digestion/absorption thereby preventing increase in blood glucose after meals.

AC Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
AC 50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
AC 50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
AC 50 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
AC 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AC 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of AC 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
AC 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AC 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of AC 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of AC Tablet?

If you miss a dose of AC 50 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
AC 50 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • AC 50 mg Tablet is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with AC 50 mg Tablet.
  • AC 50 mg Tablet lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken just before meals.
  • Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking AC with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stacort
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Digeplex T
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nudiglue-C
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cardichem
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of AC cause weight loss?

Yes, use of AC along with exercise and healthy diet can help you in reducing weight.

Q. Does AC cause hypoglycemia?

No, AC does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) on its own. However, low blood sugar can occur if you are taking AC along with another blood sugar-lowering medicine. The blood sugar levels can decrease if you delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol.

Q. For how long does the effect of AC last?

Generally, the effect of AC lasts for up to 3-5 hours. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Arvind Vithal Gandhi Chowk, BSD Marg, Station Road, Govandi East, Mumbai - 400 088. , India.
MRP
68
10 tablets in 1 strip
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