Acardil Tablet is a medicine used to control high blood sugar in patients with Type II diabetes. It contains acarbose as an active ingredient. It is used for patients where diet alone and other anti-diabetic medicines are not able to produce adequate blood sugar control. It works by inhibiting the action of certain chemicals which breaks down the complex carbohydrates and releases glucose in the blood. It helps in controlling the post-meal sugar spikes. Patients with diabetes should follow all the instructions, dietary recommendations, and exercise regimen suggested by your doctor while taking this medicine to achieve optimal blood sugar levels. Before initiating the treatment tell your doctor about your detailed medical history and all the medicines, supplements and herbals you are currently taking or might take....
Q: When should I take this medicine?
A: You should take this medicine preferably before a meal or your first meal of the day.
Q: Is this medicine effective for weight loss?
A: No, this medicine does not help in losing weight, and it should only be used for the treatment of diabetes.
Q: What should I do if I experience sudden drop in blood sugar after taking this medicine?
A: You should take glucose if you experience hypoglycemia while taking this medicine. Complex carbohydrates and sucrose should be avoided as acarbose can delay the absorption of complex sugars.