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Can i use acarbose to lose weight fast?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Fast - no.: This is a reasonable medicine to help with weight loss. It is a starch blocker, and inhibits Alpha glucosidase, an intestinal enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates. But, fast weight loss is only temporary. Be patient and make a real change.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
It will: not promote rapid weight loss!

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can I use acarbose to lose weight ?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes!: A very reasonable adjunct to improving your diet. It is a starch blocker, and inhibits Alpha glucosidase, an intestinal enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates http://bit.Ly/lreoed.

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