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Recarb 50 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Recarb Tablet

Recarb 50 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It should be taken just before meals as it lowers the post-meal blood sugar levels. This prevents the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus. Use of Recarb 50 Tablet along with a proper diet and exercise results in better blood sugar control. Initially, it may cause side effects such as stomach pain, bloating, and gas, but these get better with time.

Uses of Recarb Tablet

Recarb Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Recarb 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. Recarb 50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Recarb Tablet works

Recarb 50 Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It inhibits an enzyme that helps in conversion of carbohydrates to glucose. This slows down carbohydrate digestion/absorption thereby preventing increase in blood glucose after meals.

Recarb Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Recarb 50 Tablet Taking acarbose with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Recarb 50 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Recarb 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Recarb 50 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Recarb 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Recarb 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Recarb 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Recarb 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Recarb 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Recarb 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Recarb Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Recarb 50 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Recarb 50 Tablet is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Recarb 50 Tablet.
  • Recarb 50 Tablet lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken just before meals.
  • Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Recarb with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Densol
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stacort
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Recarb

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Hi Doctor I have Type 2 diabetes, at present i m taking istamet 50/1000 mg, kindly advise if my medicine can be stopped
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Please consult doctor regarding this issue
Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
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FAQs

Q. Does Recarb cause hypoglycemia?

Recarb does not cause hypoglycemia by itself though it has glucose-lowering effect. However, a fall of blood sugar levels in the hypoglycemic range may occur when given along with other antidiabetic medicines or insulin. If this occurs, consult your doctor who may modify your dose accordingly.

Q. Why does Recarb cause flatulence?

Recarb blocks the digestion of carbohydrates which causes accumulation of undigested carbohydrates in the colon. Bacterial fermentation of the accumulated carbohydrates causes intestinal gas, leading to flatulence and abdominal pain.

Q. Can Recarb cause diarrhea?

Yes, diarrhea is a common side effect of Recarb. However, this does not affect everybody. Any food containing acarbose, such as household sugar (cane sugar) can cause diarrhea and severe abdominal pain. If diarrhea persists or becomes severe, then contact your doctor immediately.

Q. When should Recarb be taken?

Recarb should be taken with your meals and should be swallowed whole with water or chewed with the first mouthful of food. The initial dose of Recarb is generally twice daily. The dose is then gradually increased to thrice daily.

Q. What if I forget to take Recarb?

If you forget to take a dose of Recarb, do not take the missed dose between meals. Wait for the scheduled dose and meal and continue taking your tablets as prescribed. Do not take the dose twice to make up for your forgotten tablets.

Q. What will happen if more than the recommended dose of Recarb is taken?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Recarb then it may cause transient increase in flatulence (accumulation of gas), diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. It is advised to avoid meals or drinks containing carbohydrates for the next 4-6 hours.

Q. Who should not take Recarb?

Recarb should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe liver disease, or have inflammation or ulceration of intestine (eg Crohn’s disease). The use of Recarb should also be restricted in patients who have an intestinal obstruction (cramping pain, vomiting, obstipation, and lack of flatus). In addition, patients who have a large hernia or an intestinal disease where food is not digested or absorbed properly should avoid Recarb. Along with that, Recarb should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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References
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