Medicine Overview of Discarb Tablet
Discarb 25 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.
Side Effects of Discarb are Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Discarb 25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Discarb 25 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by slowing down the digestion and absorption of glucose in the small intestine. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.
In Depth Information on Discarb Tablet
Discarb 25 mg Tablet is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Discarb 25 mg Tablet.
Discarb 25 mg Tablet lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels, and therefore should be taken just before meals.
Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhoea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.
Discarb Tablet related warnings
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Discarb 25 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.
Discarb 25 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.
Discarb 25 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Discarb 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Discarb 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Discarb 25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Discarb 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Discarb 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Discarb 25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Discarb 25 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Discarb Tablet
Q. Is Discarb/Glucobay a protein?
No, Discarb is not a protein; it is a complex oligosaccharide (sugar)
Discarb is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Discarb cause weight fluctuations?
Discarb when combined with low calorie diet and exercise may cause weight loss. Discarb generally does not cause weight gain when taken as prescribed
Q. Does Discarb cause hypoglycemia?
Discarb does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if taken as prescribed. However, low blood sugar can occur if you take Discarb with another blood sugar lowering medicine, delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol
Q. How long does Discarb last?
Generally, the effect of Discarb lasts up to 3-5 hours, however it may vary depending on the individual taking the medicine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Discarb with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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