Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Acarbose

Introduction

Name

  • Acarbose.

Class of drug

  • Oral hypoglycemic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of diabetes mellitus   Diabetes mellitus  , particularly where control with dietary management and insulin   Insulin  is poor.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Sulfonylureas
  • May enhance effects of sulfonylureas.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Mazzaferro E M, Greco D S, Turner A S & Fettman M J (2003)Treatment of feline diabetes mellitus using an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor and a low-carbohydrate diet.J Feline Med Surg5(3), 183-189 PubMed.

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