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Dr. Warren Foster
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Acarbose (Definition)

Acarbose is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...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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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?

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? May it cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time?

I am 20 years old, so can I use acarbose to lose weight? May it 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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Precose (Definition)

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