Endocrine System Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels
 

Drug Interactions With Acarbose

Interactions With Acarbose Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when acarbose is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Calcium Channel Blockers
Taking acarbose with calcium channel blockers can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with a calcium channel blocker, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your acarbose dose -- especially when you are starting or stopping a calcium channel blocker.
 
Certain Decongestants
Taking acarbose with certain decongestants can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking these medicines together, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your acarbose dose -- especially when you are starting or stopping decongestants. Check with your healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter cough or cold products, as these medications often contain decongestants.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking acarbose with corticosteroids can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with a corticosteroid, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your acarbose dose -- especially when you are starting or stopping a corticosteroid.
 
Digestive Enzyme Replacements
Taking acarbose with digestive enzyme replacements can decrease the effectiveness of acarbose. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
 
Diuretics
Taking acarbose with diuretics can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with a diuretic, you may need to be monitored more closely, and your healthcare provider may need to adjust your acarbose dose -- especially when you are starting or stopping a diuretic.
 
Healthy Eating for People With Diabetes

Acarbose Medication

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.