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Gluco-A 100100mg

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The ACME Laboratories Ltd.
Generic: Acarbose
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Gluco-A 100. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gluco-A 100 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develo... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gluco-A 100 during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Gluco-A 100 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Gluco-A 100 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gluco-A 100 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use o... View More
LiverLiver
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Gluco-A 100 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gluco-A 100 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Gluco-A 100 is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps lower the blood sugar levels after meals. It belongs to a group of medicines... View More

Uses of Gluco-A 100

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Side effects of Gluco-A 100

Common
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Gluco-A 100

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gluco-A 100 is to be taken... View More

How Gluco-A 100 works

Gluco-A 100 is an anti-diabetic medicine. It inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose.... View More

What if you forget to take Gluco-A 100?

If you miss a dose of Gluco-A 100, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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  • Gluco-A 100 is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Gluco-A 100.
  • Gluco-A 100 lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken before meals.
  • Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.
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Indication

Dosage Adult: PO Initial: 25 mg/day q8hr. May adjust gradually. Maintenance: 50-100 mg 3 times/day. Max: <60 kg: 50 mg 3 times/day. >60 kg: 100 mg ... View More

Administration

May enhance effects of other antidiabetics including insulin. Diminished effects w/ GI adsorbents (e.g. charcoal) and digestive enzyme preparations cont... View More

Adult Dose

Monitor LFT every 3 mth for 1st yr and periodically thereafter especially for doses >50 mg tid. Reduce dose or withdraw therapy if transaminases elevati... View More

Renal Dose

Acarbose competitively and reversibly inhibits pancreatic alpha-amylase and intestinal brush border alpha-glucosidases, resulting in retardation of gluc... View More

Mode of Action

Should be taken with food. Take w/ 1st bite of each main meal.

Precaution

Type 2 DM

Side Effect

Renal Impairment CrCl Dosage <25 Contraindicated.

Pregnancy Category Note

>10% abdominal pain (19%),diarrhea (31%),elevated serum transaminases, flatulence (74%) Potentially Fatal: Hepatotoxicity.

Interaction

Patients <18 yr; diabetic ketoacidosis or cirrhosis; malabsorption; inflammatory bowel disease; with or pre-disposed to intestinal obstruction; intestin... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More