|Bayer HealthCare AG, Germany
|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US$ 16.5017%US$ 20.00
|US$ 22.0027%US$ 30.00
Glucobay 25 mg is an oral anti-diabetic drug that controls the body's overall blood sugar levels. Acarbose (the active ingredient) alone is used as an adjuvant to diet for balancing the blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. It differs from the sulfonylurea class of anti-diabetics as it acts via different modes of action.
Acarbose is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The Acarbose also doesn’t produce weight gain and insulinotropic effects of sulfonylurea.
The medicine reversibly stops the activity of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase. Alpha-glucosidase breaks complex carbohydrates into simpler forms, such as glucose. Acarbose delays the absorption of the digestion of carbohydrates and reduces post-meal hyperglycemia. This way, it improves insulin sensitivity and controls the body's blood sugar level.
Before taking any treatment, thoroughly discuss your medical history with your doctor. Give a complete list of drugs you are already taking. This helps the doctor to give you the best suitable treatment and will give the list of drugs that may interact with the medication. Acarbose may interact with certain medications.
Things to remember:
— Take medicine as per the prescription
— Don’t use the expired drugs
— Always monitor your blood sugar levels
— Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this drug
— Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
— Follow a strict diet and exercise regimen while taking this drug
— Always store the medicine at room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
Do not take the drug if you are allergic to the active ingredient of this medicine or you are pregnant/breastfeeding woman. Also, mention if you have existing health issues like liver, intestinal disorders, inflammation in the bowel, or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Glucobay 25 mg is a very effective and potent anti-diabetic drug. Every therapeutic drug shows some side effects. Everyone doesn't need to experience them, as their occurrence depends upon various parameters such as an individual’s health status and tolerability.
Some common side effects are listed below:
— Abdominal discomfort, pain and excessive production of gas
— Hepatitis in rare cases
Dosage intake depends upon efficacy and tolerability factors. The doctor adjusts the dose to get the best suitable dose for the patient. A doctor is the one who can recommend an accurate and effective dose. The usual recommended dosage starts from 50 mg and can be increased up to 100 mg depending upon the demand of the condition.
Take the tablet with a glass full of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet. Always monitor your blood sugar levels by using a blood glucose meter. Acarbose is taken once or twice a day and can be taken three times a day between meals. Try to take medicine at the same time each day. This minimizes the chances of missing a dose.
Glucobay 25 mg is meant to be taken regularly, so keep taking the drug as long as the doctor recommends. Sudden discontinuation can lead to undesired and severe conditions.