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Composition for REBOSE

Acarbose(50 mg)

food interaction for REBOSE

alcohol interaction for REBOSE

pregnancy interaction for REBOSE

lactation interaction for REBOSE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Rebose 50 mg tablet with food.
Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Rebose 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 REBOSE

Acarbose(50 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Rebose 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

SUBSTITUTES for REBOSE

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  • GLUCOBAY 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 11.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 117
    pay 21% more per tablet
  • GLUCAR 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 10.72/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 107.20
    pay 11% more per tablet
  • DIABOSE 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 11.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 117
    pay 21% more per tablet
  • RECARB 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Bal Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 8.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 87
    save 10% more per tablet
  • GLUBOSE 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 8.30/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 83.04
    save 14% more per tablet

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Expert advice for REBOSE

  • You should follow the diet prescribed by your doctor to gain the maximum benefit from acarbose tablets.
  • Acarbose should be taken with a little liquid directly before the meal or with the first bite of a main meal, .
  • Acarbose should not be used by pregnant and nursing women, patients with several liver or kidney impairment, chronic intestinal diseases , colon ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, partial intestinal obstruction.

Frequently asked questions for REBOSE

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)