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GLUCAR 25 MG TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 67.35 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each)
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Composition for GLUCAR

Acarbose(25 mg)

food interaction for GLUCAR

alcohol interaction for GLUCAR

pregnancy interaction for GLUCAR

lactation interaction for GLUCAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Glucar 25 mg tablet with food.
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Glucar 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for GLUCAR

Acarbose(25 mg)

Uses

Glucar 25 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glucar 25 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 GLUCAR 25 MG TABLET

Patients taking GLUCAR 25 MG TABLET

  • 67%
    Twice A Day
  • 33%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for GLUCAR

10 Substitutes
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RelevancePrice
  • GLUCOBAY 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 6.72/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 67.20
    same price
  • REBOSE 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 5.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 57
    save 15% more per tablet
  • RECARB 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bal Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 4.60/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 46
    save 32% more per tablet
  • DIABOSE 25 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 6.85/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 68.50
    pay 2% more per tablet
  • ACAREX 25MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Invision Medi Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 4.72/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 47.25
    save 30% more per tablet

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  • Dr. Beena Bansal
    MBBS, MD, DM
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    MBBS, MD
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    MBBS, MD, Diploma, CCT
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  • Dr. Sanjay Verma
    MBBS, MD
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Expert advice for GLUCAR

  • 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 GLUCAR

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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)