acarbose

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ac·ar·bose

 (ăk′är-bōs′)
n.
A drug, C25H43NO18, that reduces blood glucose levels by inhibiting the breakdown of complex carbohydrates in the intestine and is used to treat type 2 diabetes.

acarbose

(eɪˈkɑːbəʊs)
n
a type of diabetes medicine taken orally to slow and reduce the supply of glucose to the blood.
Translations

acarbose

n acarbosa
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Known as Precose in the US and Canada and Glucobay in Europe and the rest of the world, the drug is marketed by the German pharmaceutical conglomerate, Bayer.
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Precose and Glyset are also insulin-sparing agents with a modest effect on HgA1c, but they require careful titration because of their excessive flatulence and laxative effect.
Generic name Brand name acarbose Precose miglitol Glyset
If you do have diabetes and are on the diet-weight loss-exercise regimen, there are some new oral drugs that your doctor may use: Glucophage (metformin), Rezulin (troglitazone), and Precose (acarbose).
Generic name Trade name Mechanism of action Repaglinide Prandin [up arrow] Insulin secretion Sulfonylureas Amaryl [up arrow] Insulin secretion Glucotrol XL Glynase [alpha]-Glucosidase Precose Delays digestion and absorption of complex inhibitors Glyset carbohydrates Metformin Glucophage Insulin sensitizes (liver > muscle) Thiazolidinedione Rezulin Insulin sensitizes (Troglitazone) (muscle > liver) Effects on glycemia Generic name FPG, (a) mg/L [HbA.
Find Your Diabetes Medicines(*) Sulfonylureas Amaryl DiaBeta Diabinese Dymelor Glucotrol Glucotrol XL Glynase PresTab Micronase Orinase Tolinase Biguanides Glucophage Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors Glyset Precose Thiazolidinediones Rezulin Meglitinides: Prandin Insulins Lispro (Humalog) Regular Premixed Ultralente NPH or Lente
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Acarbose Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg, the generic version of Bayer's Precose Tablets, a treatment to be used with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
UKPDS Shows That Precose in Combination Therapy May Reduce Diabetic
In the Precose arm of the UKPDS, 1,946 patients were allocated at random to Precose therapy or placebo, titrating to a maximum dose of 100 mg three times daily.
Earlier this year, Bayer introduced Precose (acarbose) tablets,