Generic Name - Acarbose
Category - Antidiabetic agent
Type II Diabetes
Generic for Precose* is indicated for the treatment of type II diabetes when high blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by diet alone. Type II diabetes is a condition where the amount of insulin produced by your body is not enough or your body may not be using it properly. Acarbose (Generic for Precose*) works by slowing the action of certain chemicals that break down food to release glucose (sugar) into your blood.
Generic for Precose* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Precose* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Precose* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment conditions
Inflammatory bowel disease
Chronic intestinal diseases
There are a number of medications that will interact with Generic for Precose*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Precose* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPrecose*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Precose* for type 2 diabetes (non insulin-dependent) is 25 milligrams (half of a 50-milligram tablet) 3 times a day, taken with the first bite of each main meal. Some people need to work up to this dose gradually and start with 25 milligrams only once a day.
Generic for Precose* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Precose* side Effects include hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) like anxiety or nervousness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, hunger, pale skin, nausea, fatigue, sweating, skin rash or itching unusual tiredness and weight loss.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Precose*.
Generic for Precose* and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Precose* in pregnant women have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Precose* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Precose* passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Precose* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Precose* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Precose* and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Precose* with relation to age.
The above information about Generic for Precose* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.