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Acarsafe 50 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Acarsafe Tablet

Acarsafe 50 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It should be taken just before meals as it lowers the post-meal blood sugar levels. This prevents the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus. Use of Acarsafe 50 Tablet along with a proper diet and exercise results in better blood sugar control. Initially, it may cause side effects such as stomach pain, bloating, and gas, but these get better with time.

Uses of Acarsafe Tablet

Acarsafe Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Acarsafe 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. Acarsafe 50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acarsafe Tablet works

Acarsafe 50 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.

Acarsafe Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acarsafe 50 Tablet. Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Acarsafe 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Acarsafe 50 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
Acarsafe 50 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acarsafe 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acarsafe 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acarsafe 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acarsafe 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acarsafe 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acarsafe 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Acarsafe Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Acarsafe 50 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 Acarsafe with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nudiglue-C
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Digeplex T
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Densol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cardichem
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acarsafe

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Hi Doctor I have Type 2 diabetes, at present i m taking istamet 50/1000 mg, kindly advise if my medicine can be stopped
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Please consult doctor regarding this issue
Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Acarsafe cause weight loss?

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

Q. Does Acarsafe cause hypoglycemia?

No, Acarsafe does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) on its own. However, low blood sugar can occur if you are taking Acarsafe 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 Acarsafe last?

Generally, the effect of Acarsafe lasts for up to 3-5 hours. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient.

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References
  1. Powers AC, D’Alessio D. Endocrine Pancreas and Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1264.
  2. Nolte MS. Pancreatic hormones and antidiabetic drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 743-44.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 6-7.
  4. Drugs.com. Acarbose Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 12 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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