Acarbose

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Acarbose Tablets are an oral alpha-glucosidase inhibitor for use in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Acarbose is an oligosaccharide which is acquired from fermentation processes of a microbe, Actinoplanes utahensis, and is chemically referred to as O-4,6-dideoxy-4 [-4,56-trihydroxy-32cyclohexen-1yl] amino] - Dglucopyranosyl- O- Dglucopyranosyl-Dglucose. It is a white to off-white powder with a molecular weight of 645. 6 Acarbose is soluble in water and has a pK a of 5. 1 Its empirical formula is C 25H 43NO 18 and its chemical structure is as complies with: Acarbose Tablets are offered as 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg tablets for oral use. The inactive ingredients are corn starch, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and colloidal silicon dioxide. Insulin is used by all the cells in your body to assist turn the food you eat into energy. When you have type 2 diabetes, insulin is still produced by your pancreatic, but the amount of insulin produced may not be enough or your body might not be utilizing it correctly and you might still require more. The insulin is not able to lower your blood sugar appropriately and you will have too much sugar in your blood due to the fact that of this. Acarbose lowers your blood sugar level by preventing the break down of starch into sugar. Your blood sugar level will require to be checked frequently, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Low blood sugar can occur to everybody that has diabetic issues. When taking acarbose, dextrose will work better than walking cane sugar or table sugar in dealing with hypoglycemia. Your medical professional can recommend a glucagon emergency shot set and tell you how to use it. If it has been longer than 15 minutes since you started your meal, you might still take acarbose yet it might be less reliable than taking it with the first bite of the dish.

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