Glucobay 50 mg tablet

Manufacturer: Bayer India Ltd

Trade name: Glucobay

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Strength: 50 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Acarbose

Category: Alpha-glucosidase inhibitor (Antidiabetic drug)

Pregnancy category: Acarbose belongs to FDA pregnancy category C.

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Uses: Glucobay 50 mg tablet is used to lower blood sugar. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This medication is used alone or along with other medication with proper diet and exercise.

How to use: Take Glucobay 50 mg tablet orally with the first bite of each main meal usually 3 times in a day. Take as directed by your doctor. Do not discontinue with out consulting your doctor.

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Side Effects: Diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach upset, constipation, stomach pain, dizziness or lightheadedness

Dosage: The initial dose is 25 mg orally 3 times a day. Maintenance dose is 50 mg to 100 mg 3 times a day.

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Written by: : team

Date last updated: December 12th, 2015