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Diabose 25mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Diabose 25mg Tablet is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps lower blood sugar levels after meals. It belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. This medicine is usually prescribed in combination with other anti-diabetes medications.

Diabose 25mg Tablet should be taken just before a meal or along with the first mouthful of food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your blood sugar levels. It may be increased gradually. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness. 

This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.
The most common side effects of this medicine include flatulence (gas), stomach pain, and diarrhea. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Do not take this medicine if you have inflammation or ulceration in the bowel (eg. ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Please tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).

Uses of Diabose Tablet

Side effects of Diabose Tablet

Common
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Diabose 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. Diabose 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Diabose Tablet works

Diabose 25mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Diabose 25mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Diabose 25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Diabose 25mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Diabose 25mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Diabose 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diabose 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Diabose 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Diabose 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diabose 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Diabose 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Diabose Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Diabose 25mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Diabose 25mg 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 Diabose 25mg Tablet.
  • Diabose 25mg Tablet lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken 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.

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Patient Concerns

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Type 2 Diabetes for the part 4 yrs. Taking one dose of Galvus met 250/25mg after night meal. Following exercise and diet. The sugar level is 170 to 190. Do I need to take more medicines or Is this enough
Dr. Satish Kumar Jyoti
Diabetes Specialist
Is this your fasting blood sugar or pp
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. Does Diabose cause hypoglycemia?

Diabose does not cause hypoglycemia by itself though it has glucose-lowering effect. However, a fall of blood sugar levels in the hypoglycemic range may occur when given along with other antidiabetic medicines or insulin. If this occurs, consult your doctor who may modify your dose accordingly.

Q. Why does Diabose cause flatulence?

Diabose blocks the digestion of carbohydrates which causes accumulation of undigested carbohydrates in the colon. Bacterial fermentation of the accumulated carbohydrates causes intestinal gas, leading to flatulence and abdominal pain.

Q. Can Diabose cause diarrhea?

Yes, diarrhea is a common side effect of Diabose. However, this does not affect everybody. Any food containing acarbose, such as household sugar (cane sugar) can cause diarrhea and severe abdominal pain. If diarrhea persists or becomes severe, then contact your doctor immediately.

Q. When should Diabose be taken?

Diabose should be taken with your meals and should be swallowed whole with water or chewed with the first mouthful of food. The initial dose of Diabose is generally twice daily. The dose is then gradually increased to thrice daily.

Q. What if I forget to take Diabose?

If you forget to take a dose of Diabose, do not take the missed dose between meals. Wait for the scheduled dose and meal and continue taking your tablets as prescribed. Do not take the dose twice to make up for your forgotten tablets.

Q. What will happen if more than the recommended dose of Diabose is taken?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Diabose then it may cause transient increase in flatulence (accumulation of gas), diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. It is advised to avoid meals or drinks containing carbohydrates for the next 4-6 hours.

Q. Who should not take Diabose?

Diabose should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe liver disease, or have inflammation or ulceration of intestine (eg Crohn’s disease). The use of Diabose should also be restricted in patients who have an intestinal obstruction (cramping pain, vomiting, obstipation, and lack of flatus). In addition, patients who have a large hernia or an intestinal disease where food is not digested or absorbed properly should avoid Diabose. Along with that, Diabose should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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References
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