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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
13 doctors shared insights

Precose (Overview)

Precose is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
13 doctors shared insights

Precose (Overview)

Precose is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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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?

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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Have you heard of taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together to lose weight?

Have you heard of taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together to lose weight?

Yes, but the combo: May require stringent toilet habits. Gas a diarrhea can occur! ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 ?

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 ?

Yes and no!: May help a little with weight loss, but it has been shown scientifically to help ward off type 2 diabetes! ...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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