What is Acarbose?

Acarbose is the generic name for a prescription drug that treats Type 2 Diabetes. Precose is a brand name formulation of Acarbose. It is one of the many diabetes pill options that are used in conjunction with diet-exercise regimes ...

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What are the active ingredients of Acarbose?

The active ingredients in Acarbose include:

  • Acarbose

What class of drug is Acarbose?

Acarbose belongs to the class of drugs:

  • alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors
  • alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitor

Drugs with this Active Ingredient

The drugs that contain this as an active ingredient include:

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Available Forms

The available forms from suppliers in the USA include:

  • Tablets


Tablet forms from suppliers in the USA:


This product comes in different forms from different suppliers in the USA:

Acarbose Information Guide

Generic Name of Acarbose:
Availability of Acarbose:
Prescription Drug

Acarbose is a prescription drug that belongs to the pharmacologic class of alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitor.

Related Disease Topics

Disease articles related to Acarbose include:

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How is the dosage of Acarbose calculated?

Only a health professional is qualified to work out the dosage of Acarbose. The dosage needs to be determined depending on a variety of factors including:

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What precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Acarbose?

Some of the precautions need to be noted when considering Acarbose for use in particular situations such as the following:

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What are the possible side-effects (adverse effects or unintended effects) of taking Acarbose?

Some of the possible side-effects or adverse reactions may include effects such as:

  • Digestive Tract
  • Elevated Serum Transaminase Levels
  • Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis
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What are the inactive ingredients in Acarbose?

The inactive ingredients contained in Acarbose are:

  • Starch, corn
  • Cellulose, microcrystalline
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Silicon Dioxide

Product Formulation Information: Acarbose

Company that labels Acarbose:
Roxane Laboratories, Inc
Strength of Acarbose:
25 mg/1
Form of Acarbose:
How is Acarbose taken?
Oral (by mouth)
Date that Acarbose is effective:
7th May, 2008


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