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DIABOSE 50 MG TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 117 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each)
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Composition for DIABOSE

Acarbose(50 mg)

food interaction for DIABOSE

alcohol interaction for DIABOSE

pregnancy interaction for DIABOSE

lactation interaction for DIABOSE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Diabose 50 mg tablet with food.
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Diabose 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DIABOSE

Acarbose(50 mg)

Uses

Diabose 50 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Diabose 50 mg tablet is active in the small intestine, where it inhibits enzymes responsible for the breakdown of complex sugar into simple sugars such as glucose. Thereby slows the digestion of sugar from intestine and primarily reduces the post meal rise of blood sugar levels.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Swelling, Vomiting

Common Dosage for DIABOSE 50 MG TABLET

Patients taking DIABOSE 50 MG TABLET

  • 50%
    Thrice A Day
  • 17%
    Alternate Day
  • 17%
    Four Times A Day
  • 17%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for DIABOSE

15 Substitutes
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  • GLUCOBAY 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 11.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 117
    same price
  • GLUCAR 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 10.72/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 107.20
    save 8% more per tablet
  • REBOSE 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 9.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 97
    save 17% more per tablet
  • RECARB 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bal Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 8.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 87
    save 26% more per tablet
  • GLUBOSE 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 8.30/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 83.04
    save 29% more per tablet

Top Diabetologists

  • Dr. Beena Bansal
    MBBS, MD, DM
    4.6
  • Dr. Manoj Kumar
    MBBS, MD, Certification
    4.5
  • Dr. Raman Abhi
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. Neelima Mishra
    MBBS, MD
    4.4
  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, CCT
    4.3

Expert advice for DIABOSE

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Acarbose is administered orally and should be chewed with the first mouthful of food, or swallowed whole with a little liquid directly before the meal.
  • Acarbose does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for DIABOSE

Acarbose

Q.Is acarbose/Glucobay a protein?
No, acarbose is not a protein; it is a complex oligosaccharide (sugar)

Q.Is acarbose safe?
Acarbose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does acarbose cause weight fluctuations?
Acarbose when combined with low calorie diet and exercise may cause weight loss. Acarbose generally does not cause weight gain when taken as prescribed

Q.Does acarbose cause hypoglycemia?
Acarbose does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if taken as prescribed. However, low blood sugar can occur if you take acarbose with another blood sugar lowering medicine, delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol

Q.How long does acarbose last?
Generally, the effect of acarbose lasts up to 3-5 hours, however it may vary depending on the individual taking the medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)