Glucarb 25mg Tablet

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West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd

Composition for Glucarb 25mg Tablet

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₹3.85/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Glucarb Tablet

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Uses of Glucarb Tablet

Glucarb 25mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Glucarb Tablet

Common

Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Glucarb 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. It is better to take Glucarb 25mg Tablet with food.

How Glucarb Tablet works

Glucarb 25mg 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.

In Depth Information on Glucarb Tablet

Expert advice for Glucarb 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 Glucarb.
  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Glucarb 25mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Glucarb 25mg 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.
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Lactation
Glucarb 25mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Glucarb 25mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Glucarb 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucarb 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glucarb 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Glucarb 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucarb 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Glucarb 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Peptiran 75mg/5ml Syrup, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Pericort 4mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Glucarb 25mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Acarbose

No, Glucarb is not a protein; it is a complex oligosaccharide (sugar)
Glucarb is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Glucarb when combined with low calorie diet and exercise may cause weight loss. Glucarb generally does not cause weight gain when taken as prescribed
Glucarb does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if taken as prescribed. However, low blood sugar can occur if you take Glucarb with another blood sugar lowering medicine, delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol
Generally, the effect of Glucarb lasts up to 3-5 hours, however it may vary depending on the individual taking the medicine.
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