Acarbose 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.
Yes, use of Acarcip along with exercise and healthy diet can help you in reducing weight.
Q. Does Acarcip cause hypoglycemia?
No, Acarcip does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) on its own. However, low blood sugar can occur if you are taking Acarcip along with another blood sugar-lowering medicine. The blood sugar levels can decrease if you delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol.
Q. For how long does the effect of Acarcip last?
Generally, the effect of Acarcip lasts for up to 3-5 hours. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.