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Dr. John Chiu
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What is the best usage for acarbose tablets?

What is the best usage for acarbose tablets?

Take them before: You eat starch! It blocks the rapid conversion to sugar, which blunt the spike of insulin release. Must take before eating by at least one hour! Read more

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Please share side effects of acarbose?

Please share side effects of acarbose?

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. Read more

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Are acarbose or glucobay or precose good for weight loss?

Are acarbose or glucobay or precose good for weight loss?

Eat right, excercise: You don't need any "diets" or even supplements. Try the advice from www. Loseit. Com, it's totally free! Those supplements are a waste of your money. Read more

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If taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together can help me lose weight?

If taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together can help me lose weight?

They will teach you: Hi. Taking both Xenical AND Precose will sure teach you to stay away from the sugars & fats at a party! There will be a toxic cloud around you! ;-)
I wouldn't prescribe them. I think both Belviq (lorcaserin) & Qsymia are more effective and better tolerated. Eat healthy and exercise regularly for life. Healthy lifestyle doesn't cause a lot of weight loss, but it helps, and it sets up good behavior patterns. Read more

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Is it normal to be prescribed metformin & acarbose when I'm not diabetic?

Is it normal to be prescribed metformin & acarbose when I'm not diabetic?

Even without: Formal diabetes, it aids in treating metabolic syndrome, caused by insulin resistisance. Metformin directly does this directly! Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which blocks starch from being rapidly concerted to sugar, blunting insulin release! Both have been shown to prevent diabetes! Read more

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Is it possible/safe to use acarbose to loss weight?

Is it possible/safe to use acarbose to loss weight?

Modest wt. Loss!: It is a safe drug, which may cause gas. Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. Read more

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Can I use acarbose to lose weight?

Can I use acarbose to lose weight?

It can help: Some lose weight by keeping insulin levels low when eating starch! The better way is not to eat starch! Read more

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How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

Dec. Carb absorption: Acarbose is used in diabetes to decrease the absorption of carbohydrates. It can cause a mild weight loss which in turn decreases Insulin resistance, thereby improving pcos. Read more

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What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

PRECOSE!: Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. Read more

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