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Product Details
Generic Name: Acarbose
Brand Name: Precose
Precose slows carbohydrates digestion in the body that helps control blood sugar levels and is used for curing type diabetes. At times, it is used in combination with insulin and other medicines you take orally. Also known as Acarbose, it is an anti-diabetic medicine used for curing type 2 diabetes mellitus and, in some nations, prediabetes. Precose is a generic marketed in China and Europe as Glucobay, as Precose in North America, and as Prandase in Canada. It is popular and cheap in China, however not in United States, because it is not potent enough for justifying the side effects of flatulation and diarrhea. It is a starch blocker and inhibits alpha glucosidase, which releases glucose from larger carbohydrates and is composed of acarviosin moiety with maltose at reducing terminus.
Doses of Precose
  • You can take Precose as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Use this medicine with first bite of main meal.
  • Your blood might need to be tested often, so visit your doctor regularly.
  • Know the signs of low blood sugar and how to recognize them: trouble concentrating, headache, irritability, hunger, tremors, weakness and sweating.
  • Always keep a source of sugar available, in case you have low blood sugar symptoms; these include milk, candy, orange juice and glucose gel.
  • Precose is just a part of complete program of treatment, which might also include dental care, testing blood sugar, exercise, eye care, foot care and weight control.
  • You can take the missed dose once you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose; symptoms include stomach discomfort, bloating or gas.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.