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

Acarbose + Metformin 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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Available Medicine for Acarbose + Metformin

Glucobay MBayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
101 to ₹1522 variant(s)
Diabose MMicro Labs Ltd
751 variant(s)
Disorb MElder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1601 variant(s)

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.

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