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Acarbose is used to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (diabetes mellitus type 2) when a restricted diet alone or restricted diet plus other sugar lowering drugs do not work well enough.
Acarbose: Antidiabetic agent (Glucosidase Inhibitor)
Acarbose helps in lowering down the abnormally high blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates. It acts on the intestinal walls and pancreas and stops the action and absorption of certain enzymes (alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidases). By preventing this activity Acarbose reduces postprandial (after meals) blood glucose and insulin levels.
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