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When buying Acarbose on the internet, make sure that you are asked to answer several questions in the form of a reliable health form and that your order is checked by a qualified doctor.
What does acarbose do and what do I use it for?
Acarbose is a blood glucose-lowering agent. It inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates in the gut, causing the glucose to be released slowly and thus enter the blood more slowly.
Doctors prescribe it for diabetes mellitus (diabetes).
Acarbose is used in type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes.
In diabetes, there is too much glucose in the blood. This causes thirst, dry mouth, frequent urination, blurred vision, fatigue, listlessness, and poorly healing wounds.
Furthermore, too high blood glucose is harmful to the eyes, heart, kidneys, and nerves.
How does this excess of glucose arise? After a meal, the body makes glucose from carbohydrates, for example, sugar, bread, and potatoes. The glucose that enters the blood in this way can be used as fuel, for example by the brain. Also, the liver and muscles store glucose as a stock for later. They need insulin for this. Insulin is made in the pancreas.
In type 2 diabetes, the liver and muscles are less sensitive to insulin. More insulin is then required from the pancreas. Sometimes the pancreas can’t make as much insulin. As a result, not all glucose is stored and the amount of glucose in your blood rises.
To lower the amount of glucose in your blood, you can exercise more and eat fewer calories. The body then becomes more sensitive to insulin. As a result, less insulin is needed to absorb the glucose from your blood.
If this doesn’t help enough, your doctor will usually prescribe a glucose-lowering drug.
Acarbose is very occasionally prescribed when the other glucose-lowering drugs alone do not help enough or cannot be used. So it is usually used in combination with one or more other diabetes medications.
Acarbose slows down the breakdown of carbohydrates in the gut so that the glucose is released slowly and thus enters the blood more slowly. As a result, fewer high glucose peaks are so harmful to the blood vessels.
The symptoms of diabetes gradually diminish. Thirst, frequent urination, and dry mouth usually disappear within a few days. Fatigue symptoms usually subside within a few weeks. Unless your fatigue is caused by something other than diabetes.
It is important to take this medicine with meals every day. In the long run, you will be less likely to experience eye damage, kidney problems, poorly healing wounds, and nerve pain.
In addition, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle: no smoking, sufficient exercise, and a healthy diet.
What are possible side effects?
In addition to the desired effect, this can cause drug side effects.
The main side effects are the following:
Regularly (affecting more than 30 in 100 people)
- Intestinal complaints, such as flatulence, bloating, and intestinal cramps
Rare (affects 1 to 10 people in 100)
- Thinning stools, diarrhea, and abdominal pain
- Blurred vision at the beginning of treatment. Your eyesight may also change in the first few months.
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
- Hypersensitivity to this drug. You will notice this by skin rash, itching, and hives.
- Liver Diseases. You can notice this by a sensitive, swollen abdomen or a yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes or of the skin. Then notify a doctor.
- Decreased production of platelets. This gives you an increased risk of bleeding. Do you have unexplained bruising or nosebleeds more often than usual? Then contact your doctor.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are experiencing too many of these or any other side effects that worry you.
Regular: affects more than 30 people in 100
Uncommon: affects 10 to 30 people in 100
Rare: affects 1 to 10 people in 100
Very rare: affects less than 1 in 100 people
How do I use this medicine?
Take the tablet just before a meal. It will help digest your food in such a way that it is less likely to cause a glucose spike (a hyper) in your blood.
If this drug lowers your blood glucose enough, you should probably take it for the rest of your life.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
It is important to take this medicine consistently. If you do miss a dose, DO NOT make up for it. It is important to take this medicine only before a meal. You don’t have to eat extra for it. Also, do not take a double dose to make up for something.
Can I drive, drink alcohol, and eat or drink anything with this drug?
drive a car?
If you use acarbose in combination with another glucose-lowering drug, you run the risk of developing a hypo. It can then be dangerous to participate in traffic. You may therefore only drive if you usually feel a hypo coming on. You can then respond appropriately. Discuss this with your doctor.
Note: diabetes can also be a reason that you are not allowed to drive. Certain inspection requirements apply to this. Would you like more information about driving in certain conditions?
Are you allowed to drive?
Then take the following advice into account.
- Only drive if you feel good.
- Always measure your blood glucose before you leave.
- Make sure you have dextrose on hand in the car.
- Do you have a (threatening) hypo while driving?
– Find a safe place and stop the car there.
– Eat some grape sugar.
– Check your blood glucose and do not continue driving until it is above 6
Alcohol can cause a ‘hypo’ and your body recovers more slowly from this. Try drinking alcohol in moderation first. You can then estimate for yourself whether it will bother you a lot. As a general guideline, no more than two glasses a day. Drink the alcohol on a full stomach, otherwise, the effect on blood glucose will be too strong.
Keep track of what and how much you eat. In diabetes, a good weight is very important. If you are overweight, it is therefore recommended to lose weight. Consult a dietician if necessary.
In addition, it is important that you spread the carbohydrates in your food as much as possible throughout the day. Carbohydrates are mainly found in foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, soda, biscuits, candy, and chips.
Foods with a lot of normal sugar (beet sugar or cane sugar), in combination with acarbose, can cause gastrointestinal complaints. If you suffer from this, it is wise to eat less sugar.
Can I take acarbose with other medicines?
This drug interacts with other drugs.
The drugs with which the main interactions occur are the following.
- Other glucose-lowering drugs. It is often the intention to use different glucose-lowering drugs if one of these drugs alone no longer works sufficiently.
The combination can make you more likely to suffer from a ‘hypo’.
You can eliminate hypo by eating something quickly. If you use acarbose you cannot use regular sugar to eliminate a hypo. This is absorbed too late into the blood by the acarbose. You will have to use glucose (grape sugar) for this. This works quickly.
Do you doubt whether the above interaction is important to you? Then contact your pharmacist or doctor.
Can I use this medicine if I am pregnant, planning to become, or breastfeeding?
Talk to your doctor. It is better NOT to use this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Too little is known about the use of this drug during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant soon, you will usually have to switch (temporarily) to insulin. Discuss this with your doctor.
You must remain under close supervision during your pregnancy. Large swings in your blood glucose can be harmful to you and to your child’s growth and development. Therefore, contact your doctor as soon as you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
-feeding If you want to breastfeed, talk to your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk or if it will harm the baby. Usually, you will need to switch to insulin or another drug that is known to be safe for you to use.
Can I just stop taking this medicine?
If you stop taking this drug, your blood sugar will likely rise again. Therefore, only stop if your doctor advises you to, for example, because you are switching to a different glucose-lowering drug.
In severe illness and if you need surgery, your blood sugar may rise too much or vary too much. This medicine will not suffice. You must then temporarily switch to insulin. Talk to your doctor about what to do in this specific case.
Do I need a prescription?
Acarbose has been on the international market since 1990. It is available by prescription in tablets under the brand name Glucobay.