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Drug Interactions With Acarbose

Phenothiazines
Taking acarbose with phenothiazines can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with a phenothiazine, 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 phenothiazine.
 
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Taking acarbose with phenytoin can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with phenytoin, 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 phenytoin.
 
Sulfonylureas
Acarbose is approved for use with sulfonylureas. However, taking acarbose and a sulfonylurea can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you have low blood sugar, your healthcare provider may need to decrease your doses of these medications.
 
Thyroid Medications
Taking acarbose with thyroid medications can make acarbose less effective, increasing your chance of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you are taking acarbose with a thyroid medication, 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 thyroid medication.
 

Final Thoughts on Interactions With Acarbose

It is possible that not every acarbose drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions with acarbose that may apply to you.
 
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