A 32-year-old member asked:
Please indicate side effects of diabetes medicine "acarbose"?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
None are serious but: May increase gas and occasionally promote loose stools!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Please share side effects of acarbose?
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Endocrinology 49 years experience
Acarbose side effect: Acarbose can be a helpful addition to the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication blocks the digestion and absorption of dietary sugars in the intestinal tract. The most common side effects are bloating, increase in intestinal gas and abdominal pain. Starting at a very small dose and gradually increasing the amount taken with each meal can help decrease these side effects.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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