Precose

Precose (Acarbose) is an oral medication used to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. This medication helps to lower blood sugar levels by preventing the breakdown of starch into sugar.

What dosage can I take and how should I take it?

Consult with your doctor about how much of this medicine you should take and how often.

What are possible side effects?

Possible side effects can include gas, diarrhea, or stomach discomfort. If you notice any yellowing of the skin of eye, contact your doctor right away.

Compiled by Jessica Zack, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. PubMed Health. Acarbose, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0008781/?report=details. (Accessed 7/2/13.)

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