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Precautions and Warnings With Acarbose

Who Should Not Take Acarbose?

You should not take acarbose if you:
  • Are allergic to Precose, acarbose, or any inactive component used to make acarbose. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make acarbose.
  • Have type 1 diabetes.
  • Have cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Have any of the following digestive conditions:


    • Inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
    • Ulcers of the colon
    • Intestinal obstruction or intestinal blockage
    • Chronic intestinal conditions that would be made worse by gas (a side effect of acarbose). 


Precautions and Warnings With Acarbose: Summary

There are several situations in which acarbose should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with acarbose. However, it is possible that not all of the acarbose warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with acarbose that may apply to you.
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