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    Acarbose + Metformin

    Information about Acarbose + Metformin

    Acarbose + metformin uses

    Acarbose+Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How acarbose + metformin works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Acarbose and metformin. Acarbose works by slowing down the breakdown of complex sugars into simpler sugars. This reduces the post-meal rise in blood sugar. Metformin lowers the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin.

    Common side effects of acarbose + metformin

    Nausea, Taste change, Loss of appetite, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Skin rash
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    31 May 2019 | 10:07 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Acarbose + Metformin

    • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
    • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
    • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
    • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Acarbose + Metformin may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.


    Content on this page was last updated on 31 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)