Acarmax  Acarbose

 

 

General English name: Acarbose

Brand: Glucobay, acarmax

Application: Diabetes mellitus (in adults)

 

Forms of Acarbose | Acarmax

Tablet

 

 

 Acarbose Drug Information

Amount and method of taking acarbose

Contraindications to acarbose

The effect of acarbose on driving and working with machines

 Acarbose or acarmax drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking acarbose

Side effects of acarbose

Overuse of acarbose | Acarmax (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of acarbose drug Akarmax | acarmax

 

 

 

 Acarbose Drug Information

Insulin is a hormone that is produced naturally in the body (in the pancreas). This hormone helps control blood sugar. If the body does not produce enough or uses insulin effectively, it can lead to a condition called diabetes mellitus. People with diabetes need treatment to control their blood sugar levels because controlling their blood sugar will prevent future complications and consequences. In some people, blood sugar levels can be controlled by changing the diet, but in others, drugs such as acarbose or acarmax (acarmax produced by Tehran Shimi) must be prescribed along with the diet. Acarbose reduces the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates consumed in the diet. This function lowers blood sugar levels after craving a meal.

 

Amount and method of taking acarbose

Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with acarbose. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of acarbose varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Acarmax or acarmax is available in two doses of 50 and 100 mg in pharmacies; Treatment is started at a lower dose and the maximum dose is 200 mg 3 times a day.

It is best to take this medicine with water at the beginning of a meal.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to acarbose

To the expiration date of the drug Acarbose | Take care with Acarmax and do not take the medicine if it has expired.

Never give acarbose to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Acarbose consumption during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself

 

The effect of acarbose on driving and working with machines

It is unlikely to confuse or make you drowsy, but make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Acarbose or acarmax drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use (especially if you are taking pramlintide) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Acarmax should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: activated charcoal, digestive enzyme medications (eg, amylase, pancreatin). If you are currently taking any of these medicines listed above, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking acarbose.

Beta-blockers (such as metoprolol, propranolol, glaucoma eye drops such as thymolol) may prevent heart palpitations, which are commonly felt during hypoglycemia. Other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness, hunger, or sweating, are not affected by these medications.

Many medications can affect blood sugar levels, making it more difficult to control blood sugar. Before you start, stop, or change any medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how your medication may affect your blood sugar, and monitor your blood sugar regularly throughout your medication. check it.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking acarbose

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver function problems or kidney problems.
  • If you have a hernia or have recently had gastrointestinal surgery.
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug

 

Side effects of acarbose

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Very common side effects acarmax | Acarbose

Flatulence and cramping: This complication usually appears in the first few days of taking the medicine, but if it persists or becomes a problem, talk to your doctor.

Common side effects of acarmax | Acarbose

Diarrhea and abdominal pain: Avoid sugary foods containing sucrose. Drink plenty of water to make up for lost water.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of acarbose.

 

Overuse of acarbose | Acarmax (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of acarbose drug Akarmax | acarmax

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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