Acarex 25 MG Tablet

Manufactured byInvision Medi Sciences
ContainsAcarbose
Description

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine which is used to control elevated blood glucose levels. It is used only in patients diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It may be used along with Insulin or other medicines in order to achieve better control over the blood sugar levels. A controlled diet and exercise routine may give better results.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Acarex 25 MG Tablet

  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea or Vomiting

Uses of Acarex 25 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 hour.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients with diabetes due to increase in the risk of altered blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary and proper diet should be maintained for better diabetic control.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with known allergy.

Gastrointestinal disease

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with any history of gastrointestinal disease like inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration or any intestinal obstruction.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Low blood glucose levels

The risk of low blood glucose levels is more when taken with other antidiabetic medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.

Impaired liver function

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is reported to cause an increase in the liver enzymes like AST or AST. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.

Gastrointestinal diseases

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with any gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, partial intestinal obstruction or any chronic intestinal disease.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol may cause an increase or decrease in blood glucose levels.The mechanism involves inhibition of gluconeogenesis and the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycemia.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients with diabetes due to increase in the risk of altered blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary and proper diet should be maintained for better diabetic control.
Interaction with Medicine

Aripiprazole

Gatifloxacin

Furosemide

Corticosteroids

Disease interactions

Impaired liver function

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with primary cirrhosis. Inform the doctor if you have a history of liver injury. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. Inform the doctor if you have a history of diabetic ketoacidosis. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Gastro-intestinal disease

Acarex 25 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients with inflammatory bowel disease or any chronic intestinal disease. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal disease. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Acarex 25 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. The dose is likely to change based on your body's response to the therapy. It is advisable to undergo blood sugar tests at regular intervals. You should always carry a sugar candy to overcome unexpected lowered blood sugar levels. The schedule and duration of use should not be changed without consulting a doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by decreasing the absorption of glucose in the small intestine by inhibiting the chemical substance that converts starch to glucose.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/19972

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https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

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