Generic Precose is used for treating type 2 diabetes in adults whose diabetes cannot be managed with diet alone. Generic Precose may be used alone, in combination with other oral diabetes medicines, or with insulin. Generic Precose is a glucosidase inhibitor. It works by slowing down the enzyme that turns carbohydrates into glucose; it decreases blood sugar levels following a meal. Precose is also known as Acarbose, Glucobay, Glucor, Rebose. Generic name of Generic Precose is Acarbose. Brand name of Generic Precose is Precose.
Take Generic Precose by mouth with food.
If you also take charcoal or digestive enzyme preparations, do not take them within 2 to 4 hours before after taking Generic Precose.
Temporary insulin therapy may be necessary during stressful periods (such as fever, trauma, infection, or surgery).
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Precose suddenly.
Precose Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Precose and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Precose More Info
Active Ingredient: Acarbose.
Other Ingredients: Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, And Colloidal Silicon Dioxide,
Do not take Generic Precose if you are allergic to Generic Precose components.
Be careful with Generic Precose if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Generic Precose if you have blockage of the stomach or intestine or are at risk for these problems.
Do not take Generic Precose if you have long-term (chronic) bowel inflammation, colon ulcers, or stomach or intestine problems that interfere with digestion or nutrient absorption.
Do not take Generic Precose if you have cirrhosis of the liver or unexplained abnormal liver function tests.
Do not take Generic Precose if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high ketone levels) or severe kidney problems.
Try to be careful with Generic Precose if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Try to be careful with Generic Precose if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have stomach or intestinal problems, liver problems, or kidney problems.
Try to be careful with Generic Precose if you are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects, including bleeding, may be increased by Generic Precose; calcium channel blockers (eg, verapamil), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), estrogen, isoniazid, nicotinic acid, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), phenytoin, sympathomimetics (eg, pseudoephedrine), or thyroid hormone because they may increase or decrease Precose 's effectiveness; insulin or sulfonylureas (eg, glyburide) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Generic Precose; digoxin because its effectiveness may be decreased by Generic Precose.
Do not stop taking Generic Precose suddenly.