Precose (Acarbose)

Strength(s): 25 mg ; 50 mg

Active Ingredient: Acarbose



Precose is a medication that is used in the control of high blood sugar for patients with type 2 diabetes. This medication is used together with proper diet and exercise. When high blood sugar is controlled, conditions such as blindness, kidney damage, nerve problems, sexual function problems and loss of limbs are prevented.

This medication works slowing down the breakdown of starch into sugar, ensuring that blood sugar levels do not go up after consuming a meal. Other medications used together with Precose include insulin, sulfonylureas, and metformin.

How to use Precose

Before taking this medication, read the instructions on the package and the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. If any questions arise, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Do not increase or decrease the dose without being instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed or for a longer period than prescribed. Ensure you complete your prescription schedule.

This medication is administered orally through the mouth, usually thrice daily or as directed by the prescribing doctor. This medication can be taken with or without food. Regular use of this medication ensures you get the most benefit from it. Also, take this medication at the same time daily for easy remembrance.

Dosage is dependent on the response to treatment, weight, and the condition being treated. A low dose may be prescribed initially and increased gradually to find out the most effective dose for you. The most recommended dose is 300 mg a day.

If your condition fails to improve, consult your doctor.


Do not take Precose if you are allergic to it. Discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have before getting your prescription. Inactive ingredients present in this drug may lead to an allergic reaction. For more details, consult your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss with your doctor your medical history especially of intestinal blockage/ulcers, intestine/bowel problems, severe liver disease.

When taking this medication, do not drive, operate machinery or carry out any activity that requires alertness. You may experience drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision.

During pregnancy, use Precose only when clearly needed. To understand the benefits and risks, talk to your doctor. It is unclear if this medication passes into breast milk. Before breastfeeding, talk to your doctor.

Side Effects

Common side effects experienced when taking this medication include gas, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, and stomach upset. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if these effects persist or worsen. This medication has been prescribed by the doctor since it has been determined the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects you may experience while taking this medication include unusual tiredness, severe abdominal pain, yellowing skin/eyes, persistent vomiting, rectal bleeding. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience any of these.

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