What is Accarb (Acarbose) used for?
Accarb (Acarbose) is an oral medication prescribed to control blood sugar levels in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. It operates by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates in the body to prevent excess levels of glucose from entering the bloodstream. The medicine is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and exercise to get the most effective results. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Accarb (Acarbose)?
Accarb (Acarbose) is usually administered three times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular directions will be determined by your doctor after observing the severity of your condition. These should be swallowed whole along with your three major meals of the day allowing it to work during digestion. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Accarb (Acarbose)?
Accarb (Acarbose) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, intense nausea, sensitive skin, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Reduced dosages or other adjustments may need to be made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Accarb (Acarbose) if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or if you have severely decreased kidney function, severely decreased liver function, inflammatory bowel disorders, bowel ulceration, intestinal blockages, or any long term intestinal disorders. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly use Accarb (Acarbose) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Accarb (Acarbose) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.