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Apribose 0.3 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Apribose Tablet

Apribose 0.3 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 Apribose 0.3 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 Apribose Tablet

Apribose Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Apribose 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. Apribose 0.3 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Apribose Tablet works

Apribose 0.3 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.

Apribose Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Apribose 0.3 Tablet. Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Apribose 0.3 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
Apribose 0.3 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
Apribose 0.3 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Apribose 0.3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apribose 0.3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Apribose 0.3 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Apribose Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Apribose 0.3 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Apribose 0.3 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 Apribose with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
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Brand(s): Digeplex T
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nudiglue-C
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
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Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Apribose

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Since 3 years I have Type 2 Diabetes and am presently on 1 tab. of glynase MF .My fasting is 130 and PP goes up to 170-180. I want to lower it further. I have been advised to take 1 tab. of voglibose 0.3 with lunch.Iam unable to walk more than 1 k.m. due to osteoarthritis but I am cycling daily for one hour to compensate. What do I do to control B-G level more effectively?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is ok but further maintain your calories intake as per your BMI.CONSULT DIABETIC EDUCATOR
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. Which class of drug does Apribose belong to?

Apribose belongs to the class of drug known as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents carbohydrate digestion.

Q. Can I use Apribose for weight loss?

No, Apribose is not approved for weight loss. It can cause weight loss on prolonged use. Weight loss occurs because it inhibits carbohydrate digestion and delays gastric emptying. It is mainly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus with postprandial hyperglycemia.

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References
  1. Dabhi AS, Bhatt NR, Shah MJ. Voglibose: An Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitor. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013;7(12):3023-7. [Accessed 12 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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