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Composition FOR GLUCAR 50mg tablet

Acarbose(50mg)

food interaction for GLUCAR tablet

alcohol interaction for GLUCAR tablet

pregnancy interaction for GLUCAR tablet

lactation interaction for GLUCAR tablet

medicine interaction for GLUCAR tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Glucar 50mg tablet with food.
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Glucar 50mg 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR GLUCAR 50mg tablet

    Acarbose(50mg)

    Glucar tablet uses

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

    How glucar tablet works

    Glucar 50mg tablet is active in the small intestine, where it inhibits enzymes which are responsible for the breakdown of complex sugar into simple sugars such as glucose. Which thereby slows the digestion of sugar in the intestines and primarily lowers the post-meal rise in blood sugar levels.

    Common side effects of glucar tablet

    Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR GLUCAR 50MG TABLET

    Patients taking GLUCAR 50MG TABLET

    • 64%
      Twice A Day
    • 21%
      Once A Day
    • 14%
      Thrice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR GLUCAR tablet

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    Expert advice FOR GLUCAR tablet

    • It is very common to have flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhoea as a side effect. To prevent this it should be taken just before each meal.
       
    • It may cause low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) if used with sulfonylureas.
    • You should avoid using bile acid resins and antacids with Acarbose.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with chronic intestinal disorders, hernias, intestinal obstruction and intestinal ulcers.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.

    Frequently asked questions FOR GLUCAR 50mg tablet

    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
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    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)