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Glucobay 25MG Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine which is used to control elevated blood glucose levels. It is used only in patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It may be used along with Insulin or other medicines in order to achieve better control over the blood sugar levels. A controlled diet and exercise routine may give better results.
How to take Glucobay 25MG ?
- Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack. It will give you more information about acarbose tablets and will provide you with a full list of the side-effects which you may experience from taking them.
- Take acarbose exactly as your doctor tells you to. There are two strengths of tablet – 50 mg and 100 mg. It is usual to be started on one 50 mg tablet a day to begin with. Your dose will gradually be increased, as needed, up to a maximum dose of 200 mg three times daily. Increasing your dose gradually like this will help to minimise the risk of side-effects.
- Swallow the tablet with a drink of water at the beginning of a meal, or if you prefer, you can chew the tablet with your first mouthful of food.
- If you forget to take a dose, do not worry, just take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose, and do not take the tablets between meals.
Who should not take this medication?
Do not take this medication if you:
- are allergic to acarbose or any ingredients of the medication
- have a condition that may worsen as a result of increased gas formation in the intestine (e.g., larger hernias)
- have a predisposition to intestinal blockage
- have chronic intestinal conditions associated with severe problems with digestion or absorption
- have colonic ulceration
- have diabetic ketoacidosis
- have inflammatory bowel disease
- have partial intestinal blockage
Precose administration is contraindicated in patients having conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis or cirrhosis; inflammatory bowel disease; colonic ulceration; and partial intestinal obstruction or prone to intestinal obstruction.
Acarbose interacts with drugs such as blood glucose levels increasing drugs such as thiazides, steroids, chlorpromazine, atypical antipsychotics, resulting in antagonism of the action of acarbose. GI adsorbents and digestive enzyme preparations interact with acarbose lowers the effects of acarbose effects; their concomitant administration should be avoided.
- Glucobay is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Glucobay.
- Glucobay lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels, and therefore should be taken just before meals.
- Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhoea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Glucobay.
All medicines have side effects. Sometimes they are serious; most of the time they are not. In serious cases, you may need to obtain medical treatment.
Some patients may experience unwanted side effects during Glucobay treatment. These side effects are more common at the start of the treatment, but some may persist or develop after treatment, or when dosage of Glucobay is adjusted by your doctor.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
- flatulence (wind)
- abdominal “rumbling” noises
- a feeling of fullness
- softer stools or have diarrhea; particularly if you have eaten foods containing sugar
The above list includes the more common side effects of your medicine. Normally these symptoms will disappear if you continue treatment and keep to your prescribed diet. These symptoms may get worse if you do not keep to your prescribed diet.
If your symptoms persist for more than 2 or 3 days, or if they are severe, consult your doctor or nearest emergency department particularly in the case of diarrhoea.
Do not take antacids to treat these symptoms as they are unlikely to give you any relief.
This list includes the less common side effects of your medicine.
- stomach cramps
- increased appetite
- loss of appetite
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following. This list includes rare side effects of your medicine.
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
- swelling from fluid retention
- inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
- intestinal obstruction
- decrease in platelet count
- skin reactions such as redness, rash and urticaria (hives)
If while undergoing treatment with Glucobay, you experience any side effects or symptoms which you think may be due to this medication (whether or not it is mentioned in this leaflet) please inform your doctor or pharmacist as early as possible. You may need medical treatment in some cases.
Glucobay tablets may cause an increase in the results of certain liver function tests. Therefore, your doctor may conduct blood tests to monitor your liver function during the first 6 to 12 months of treatment with Glucobay.
These effects go away when treatment is stopped.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Glucobay/Glucobay a protein?
- No, Glucobay is not a protein; it is a complex oligosaccharide (sugar)
Is Glucobay safe?
- Glucobay is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Does Glucobay cause weight fluctuations?
- Glucobay when combined with low calorie diet and exercise may cause weight loss. Glucobay generally does not cause weight gain when taken as prescribed
Does Glucobay cause hypoglycemia?
- Glucobay does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if taken as prescribed. However, low blood sugar can occur if you take Glucobay with another blood sugar lowering medicine, delay or miss a meal or snack, exercise more than usual or drink alcohol
How long does Glucobay last?
- Generally, the effect of Glucobay lasts up to 3-5 hours, however it may vary depending on the individual taking the medicine.
Glucobay tablets contain the active drug acarbose. They are used for the treatment of diabetes.
Glucobay helps to control your blood sugar levels in conjunction with diet, exercise, weight loss and other measures by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates (complex sugars) from your diet. This reduces the abnormally high blood sugar levels that occur after each meal.
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.