Acarboz, Acarbose





Knoll Pharmaceuticals


50 mg




Acarboz is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus which is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM)

How it Works

Acarboz works as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Acarboz helps to low down the release of sugar into the blood as it is taken with a meal, thereby preventing an increase in blood sugar after the consumption of a meal, Acarboz may be used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes with other drugs. Lack of insulin produced by the pancreas causes diabetes symptoms. Acarboz helps control the blood sugar levels in the body. Acarboz works by slowing down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates from your digestive system. This helps to reduce the high blood sugar levels which occur after eating meals.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Acarboz may suffer from such side effects;

Itchy skin,
Stomach upset,
Skin rash,
Abdominal pain
Pain affecting the stomach

Expert advice

Before using Acarboz, inform your doctor about your current list of medications that you are taking, any allergies you may have, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions such as if you are pregnant or if you have an upcoming surgery. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of Acarboz. Take this product as directed by your doctor, which will be adviced based on evaluation on your current health conditions. While taking acamprosate you have to strictly adhere to dietary instructions to ensure maximum effect of the medication. Acarboz may cause low blood sugar level or hypoglycemia if used with sulfonylurea or insulin. Acarboz may also cause elevated levels of the serum transaminase.


Should I consume Acarboz on an empty stomach, before food or after food?
-Acamprosate is normally consumed before food. However, we would advice you to follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine.

Is Acarboz safe to consume or apply when pregnant or breastfeeding?

How often do i need to take Acarboz?
-You can use this medicine up to two to three times a day. However the best option is for you to follow your doctor's advice on the intake of this medication

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