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Zarbose 0.2 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Zarbose Tablet

Zarbose 0.2 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 Zarbose 0.2 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 Zarbose Tablet

Zarbose Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zarbose 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. Zarbose 0.2 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Zarbose Tablet works

Zarbose 0.2 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.

Zarbose Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zarbose 0.2 Tablet. Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zarbose 0.2 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Zarbose 0.2 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zarbose 0.2 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zarbose 0.2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zarbose 0.2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Zarbose 0.2 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zarbose Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zarbose 0.2 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Zarbose 0.2 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 Zarbose with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zarbose

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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
I am only 23 years old I am suffering for 7 years from diabetes it's a type 2 diabetesI am continuing metformin 1mg (2 times per day), trejenta 5, amaryl 3 mg and starvog 0.2
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
If u are taking oral medicine and sugar levels are maintained it is Type 2
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FAQs

Q. Does Zarbose cause weight loss?

There is evidence that normal doses of Zarbose does not cause significant weight loss. However, very high doses of this medicine can affect the absorption of food, thereby causing weight loss. Do not take this medication for weight loss as it is not approved for treatment of obesity. Do consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. How should you take Zarbose?

Zarbose is usually prescribed to be taken orally three times daily immediately before each meal. Zarbose may be given along with a controlled diet. However, in case Zarbose does not work alone, it may be given along with a proper diet and other antidiabetic medicines. Your doctor may further increase your doses if the given doses do not provide sufficient control over the blood sugar levels. Do not take this medication by yourself and consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Is Zarbose safe?

Zarbose has been found to be effective and well-tolerated in most patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Q. Does Zarbose cause hypoglycemia?

No, unlike other oral antidiabetic medications or insulin, Zarbose tablets do not result in hypoglycemia. Moreover, it has been seen that taking Zarbose before the evening meal decreases the chances of night time hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin therapy.

Q. Why is Zarbose used?

Zarbose is a medicine used to control the blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It decreases postprandial or postmeal rise in the levels of blood sugar by slowing down the digestion and conversion of complex carbohydrates (like starch) into simple sugars (monosaccharides). Thereby, decreasing the absorption of sugar from the intestine. This decreased absorption of sugar leads to decrease in blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. This medication can also be used in patients who have prediabetes and are prone to develop diabetes in the future.

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References
  1. Dabhi AS, Bhatt NR, Shah MJ. Voglibose: An Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitor. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013;7(12):3023-7. [Accessed 12 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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