Generic Name: Acarbose
Product Name: Glucobay
- Indication of Glucobay
- Action of Glucobay
- Dose advice of Glucobay
- Schedule of Glucobay
- Common side effects of Glucobay
- Uncommon side effects of Glucobay
Indication of Glucobay:Glucobay is a medicine used in the treatment of patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). It is used in addition to diet and exercise in patients whose diabetes in not controlled by diet alone, or by diet and oral hypoglycaemic agents.
Action of Glucobay:Glucobay works by inhibiting the action of a chemical in the intestines that is responsible for breaking down sugars into molecules small enough for absorption into the body. Therefore, it slows digestion and absorption of sugars and starches from the gut into the bloodstream. As a result, the normal rise in blood sugar levels that occurs after a meal is reduced, and normal daily fluctuations in blood sugar levels are smoothed out. This therefore helps to control blood sugar levels in patients who are having trouble managing their diabetes.
Dose advice of Glucobay:
Schedule of Glucobay:S4
Common side effects of Glucobay:The following are a list of commonly experienced side effects.
Uncommon side effects of Glucobay:Less common reactions include:
Diseases treated by Glucobay:
For further information talk to your doctor.
|Modified: 16/5/2006||Created: 22/7/2003|
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