*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Glucobay?
Glucobay works by slowing the action of certain chemicals that break down food to release glucose in your blood. The active ingredient acarbose can help treat type 2 diabetes when used in combination with a regular exercise program and proper diet. Controlling high blood sugar levels can help prevent nerve problems, kidney damage, blindness and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes can also help decrease the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
How is Glucobay used?
Glucobay should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 3 times per day. It is usually taken with the first bite of each main meal along with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the treatment. For the optimal dose, your doctor may start you on a low dosage and gradually increase your dose. Continue to check your blood sugar levels regularly to monitor the effectiveness of the medication.
Glucobay may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Excess gas
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Extreme thirst or hunger
- Loss of consciousness
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Glucobay is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.