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Please share side effects of acarbose?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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