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Overdose With Acarbose

People who take too much acarbose may have overdose symptoms that can include:
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Acarbose Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Acarbose should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. Acarbose tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep acarbose and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Acarbose is meant to be taken with the first bite of each main meal (three times a day). If you do not take your acarbose as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of acarbose.

Generic Acarbose

Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of acarbose are licensed for sale.
(Click Generic Acarbose for more information.)

Who Makes It?

Brand-name acarbose is made by Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Generic acarbose is made by several companies.

Strengths of Acarbose

Acarbose tablets are available in three strengths:
  • Acarbose 25 mg tablets
  • Acarbose 50 mg tablets
  • Acarbose 100 mg tablets.
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