FAQs ABOUT ACARBOZ 50 TABLET
Q: Can ACARBOZ 50 TABLET be used alone to manage diabetes mellitus type 2?
A: No. ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is used in the management of diabetes mellitus type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet or when diet and other sugar lowering medications are not working properly. Your doctor will be able to better understand your condition and manage accordingly.
Q: Is overdose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET likely to cause hypoglycaemia?
A: No. Overdose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is unlikely to cause hypoglycaemia (abnormally low levels of sugar). However, it may worsen the gastrointestinal effects (flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pain). If you or anyone else happens to have an overdose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET you should contact your doctor immediately.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET then do not take the missed dose between meals. Wait until your next scheduled dose and meal and continue taking your medicine as per normal. Do not take a double dose of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET to make up for a forgotten dose.
Q: Can ACARBOZ 50 TABLET be used in children and adolescents?
A: No, ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is not recommended to use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age). Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as dry mouth, fruity-smell breath, increased hunger, excessive thirst and increased urination.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking ACARBOZ 50 TABLET?
A: Patients taking ACARBOZ 50 TABLET should inform their doctor if they have any pre-existing kidney or liver disease, inflammation or ulceration in the bowel, intestine disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, or hernia.
Q: What is ACARBOZ 50 TABLET and how does it work?
A: ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is an anti-diabetic medicine which is used in diabetic patients to manage non-insulin dependent diabetes and it works by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates (sugars) which lower down the abnormally high blood sugar levels which rises after each meal. Along with the management your doctor might advise you to do some lifestyle changes and cut down your sugar intake by restricting the diet.
Q: Who should avoid using ACARBOZ 50 TABLET?
A: Do not take ACARBOZ 50 TABLET if you are allergic to it, pregnant or breast-feeding women, have inflammation or ulceration in the bowel, an obstruction in intestines, or have a severe liver disorder or an intestine disease where you do not digest or absorb food properly. It is also not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). Consult your doctor before taking ACARBOZ 50 TABLET.
Q: Does ACARBOZ 50 TABLET affects kidney?
A: ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is fully excreted by kidneys without complications. But caution should be practiced by patients suffering from kidney disorders while taking ACARBOZ 50 TABLET. It is advisable to consult the doctor before taking the medicine.
Q: What are the common side effects of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of ACARBOZ 50 TABLET are flatulence, growling in stomach, stomach pain or abdominal cramps, feeling of fullness or diarrhoea. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the symptoms worsen or bothers you.
Q: Does ACARBOZ 50 TABLET affects the liver?
A: ACARBOZ 50 TABLET is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor which decreases intestinal absorption of carbohydrates and is used as an adjunctive therapy in the management of type 2 diabetes which has been linked to rare instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury and hence recommended not to be used in patients with severe liver disorders.