What is Accarb (Acarbose) used for?
Accarb (Acarbose) is an oral medication prescribed to control blood glucose levels in patients who are suffering from type 2 diabetes. It operates by slowing carbohydrate digestion in the body to limit the amount of sugars introduced into the blood stream. This can reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as fatigue, frequent urination, or unusual weight loss. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Accarb (Acarbose)?
Accarb (Acarbose) is normally taken three times a day at a dosage of one tablet when eating your main meals, but your individual instructions will differ depending on your current health condition, weight, and the severity of your symptoms. It is not recommended to exceed 300mg within a period of twenty-four hours. Swallow the doses whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Accarb (Acarbose)?
Some patients using Accarb (Acarbose) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe stomach pain, constipation, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, sensitive skin, intense nausea, unusual bleeding, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that become worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from appearing.
Accarb (Acarbose) should not be used to treat patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, under eighteen years old, or who have inflammatory bowel disease, bowel ulceration, intestinal blockages, chronic intestinal disorders, conditions worsening gassiness, severely decreased kidney function, or severely decreased kidney function.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Accarb (Acarbose). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.