Glucar

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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About Glucar Products

Uses of Glucar Products

Acarbose is used to control  blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Acarbose is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other diabetes medications
. It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Glucar Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Glucar are Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Flatulence.

How Glucar Products work

Acarbose is an anti-diabetic medicine. It inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose levels from rising very high immediately after meals.

Patient Concerns about Glucar Products

Frequently asked questions about Glucar Products

Frequently asked questions about Acarbose

Q. Does Glucar 50mg Tablet cause hypoglycemia?
Glucar 50mg Tablet does not cause hypoglycemia by itself though it has a 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet cause flatulence?
Glucar 50mg Tablet blocks the digestion of carbohydrates which causes the accumulation of undigested carbohydrates in the colon. Bacterial fermentation of the accumulated carbohydrates causes intestinal gas, leading to flatulence and abdominal pain.
Q. Can Glucar 50mg Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, diarrhea is a common side effect of Glucar 50mg Tablet. However, this does not affect everybody. Any food containing carbohydrates, 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet be taken?
Glucar 50mg Tablet 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet is generally twice daily. The dose is then gradually increased to thrice daily.
Q. What if I forget to take Glucar 50mg Tablet?
If you forget to take a dose of Glucar 50mg Tablet, 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet is taken?
If you take more than the recommended dose of Glucar 50mg Tablet then it may cause temporary 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet?
Glucar 50mg Tablet 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet 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 Glucar 50mg Tablet. Along with that, Glucar 50mg Tablet should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q. What will happen if more than the recommended dose of Glucar 50mg Tablet is taken?
If you take more than the recommended dose of Glucar 50mg Tablet then it may cause temporary 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.

Products for Glucar

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strip of 10 tablets
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strip of 10 tablets
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88
Not Available

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