Glucobay 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glucobay 25 MG Description
Glucobay tablet contains acarbose as an active ingredient. It is used to control high blood sugar levels in Type II diabetes, where diet alone and other anti-diabetic medicines are not able to produc
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. You should follow all the instructions, dietary recommendations, and exercise regimen suggested by your doctor while taking Glucobay tablet.
Uses of Glucobay 25 MG
Contraindications of Glucobay 25 MG
- Known allergy to acarbose or any ingredient of this medicine
- Inflammation or ulcers in any part of bowel or intestine (Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
- Serious liver-related dysfunction or obstruction in the intestine
- If you have a large hernia in which increased gas in your intestine may make it worse.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
- Kidney related disorder (creatinine clearance <25 ml/min/1.73m²)
Side effects of Glucobay 25 MG
- Accumulation of gas
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach related discomforts
- Feeling of fullness
Precautions and Warnings of Glucobay 25 MG
Other General Warnings
- You are experiencing low blood sugar after taking this medicine.
- Administration of certain antacids should be monitored while taking this medicine.
- You may develop liver problems while taking this medicine, regular monitoring of liver enzymes is recommended.
Mode of Action of Glucobay 25 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Glucobay 25 MG
- Glucobay tablet should be taken as prescribed by your doctor, preferably with food.
Interactions of Glucobay 25 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Anti-diabetic medicines like insulin, metformin and glimepiride if taken along with glucobay can lead to an excessive drop in blood glucose and symptoms needs to be monitored.
- Medicines containing digestive enzymes and absorbents can reduce the effectiveness of Glucobay tablet.
- Medicines used to lower blood cholesterol such as Cholestyramine should not be taken with Glucobay.
- Medicines used for heart diseases like nifedipine and digoxin should be used cautiously.
Interactions with food items
- Sucrose (cane sugar) and foods containing sucrose should be avoided with this medicine.