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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
Yes: With mild efficacy!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Precose allergy: Allergic to it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but results: Are minimal!Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 20 years old , so can I use acarbose to lose weight ? Does it may cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time ?
What is the opinion about a new genearation of Glucosidase Ihhibiotor like BTI-320 compare to Acarbose (prendase) when lowering blood glucose level?
Acarbose instructions say must take w/1st bite of meal. Does this literally mean put pill in mouth w/the 1st mouthful of food & chew together? Or ???
No: Means you must take the medication with food. So eat your meal and when you take a sip of your fluid take your medication ...Read more
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