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Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Composition

ACARBOSE-50MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Bayer Zydus Pharma Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's belongs to a class of anti-diabetic drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes, especially in patients whose blood sugar levels are not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that affects the way our body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or the insulin produced is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance). Middle-aged or older individuals are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, so it is also known as adult-onset diabetes.

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's contains 'Acarbose' that works by inhibiting the action of intestinal enzymes that break down complex sugars and starches into simple sugars. Thereby, delays the absorption of sugar into the blood and reduces the abnormal rise in blood sugar levels after meals.

Take Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's with food and chew it preferably with the first bite of each meal or swallow it as a whole with little water. Do not crush or break it. Your doctor will advise you on how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience flatulence (gas), stomach pain, or diarrhoea. Most of these side effects of Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's is not recommended for children. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's. Do not consume alcohol with Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as it may increase or decrease blood sugar levels.  

Uses of Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's

Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's is an anti-diabetic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes especially in patients whose blood sugar levels are not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's inhibits the action of intestinal enzymes that breakdown complex sugars and starches into simple sugars. Thereby, delays the absorption of sugar into the blood and reduces the abnormal rise in blood sugar levels after meals. It is essential to control blood sugar levels to avoid any further complications of diabetes such as eye problems, kidney damage, eye damage and loss of limbs.

Directions for Use

Use Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as advised by the doctor. Take Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's with food and chew it preferably with the first bite of each meal or swallow it as a whole with little water. Do not crush or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's

  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Drug Warnings

If you have severe kidney or liver disorders, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (conditions causing swelling of the bowel, diarrhoea, bowel pain, vomiting and weight loss) and large hernia (bulging of a tissue or organ through an unusual opening) in intestine, please inform your doctor before taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's. Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Therefore, pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised to consult a doctor before taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's may have interaction with other antidiabetic drugs (insulin, metformin), antibiotics (neomycin), heart-related medicines (digoxin), medicines used to treat high cholesterol (cholestyramine), and medicines with digestive enzymes (lipase, amylase), intestinal absorbents (charcoal).

Drug- Food Interaction: Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's may interact with household sugar (cane sugar) and cause diarrhoea or severe discomfort in the stomach. Therefore avoid household sugar (cane sugar) and foods containing it alcohol. Also, avoid alcohol intake while taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as it may lead to high or low blood sugar levels.

Drug-Disease Interaction: People with severe kidney or liver disorders, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (conditions causing swelling of the bowel, diarrhoea, bowel pain, vomiting and weight loss) and large hernia (bulging of a tissue or organ through an unusual opening) in intestine should consult a doctor before taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • METFORMIN
  • DIGOXIN
  • NEOMYCIN
  • INSULIN
  • CHOLESTYRAMINE
  • LIPASE
  • AMYLASE
  • CHARCOAL

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Do regular exercise such as cycling, walking, jogging, dancing or swimming for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Invest at least 150 minutes of your week in exercise.
  • Maintain healthy body weight as obesity is also related to onset of diabetes.
  • Maintain a low fat and a low sugar diet. Replace carbohydrates containing foods with whole grains, fruits and vegetables as carbohydrates turn to sugars leading to high blood sugar.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and quit smoking.

Special Advise

  • Keep taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's even if you think your blood sugar levels are under control. If you miss a dose, do not take a larger dose, consult your doctor for advice.
  • Take short frequent meals and avoid prolonged fasting when taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's. Beware of symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) which include sweating, dizziness, palpitations, shivering, intense thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, frequent urination etc. Whenever you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, immediately consume 5-6 candies or 3 glucose biscuits or 3 teaspoons of honey/sugar and also get in touch with your physician. Make sure to carry these with you at all times, especially during long travels.
  • It is always better that your physician knows about any underlying conditions like kidney disease or liver disease, prior heart attack or alcohol intake before the doctor prescribes you Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's.
  • Regularly blood tests are recommended while taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's to monitor blood sugar levels and check enzyme levels in blood.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 2 diabetes: It is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that keeps the body away from properly utilizing insulin. Hence, people affected with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or there is resistance to action of insulin. Middle-aged or older are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, so it is also known as adult-onset diabetes. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination at night, slow wound healing, increased hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be weight gain while in rare cases weight loss may be observed. The complication of type 2 diabetes also includes nerve problems, kidney problems, and damaged retina of eyes or blindness, loss of limbs, sexual dysfunction, and increase the chance of heart attack or stroke.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as it may cause high or low blood sugar levels.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's is a Category B pregnancy drug and is generally not recommended for pregnant women as there is no clinical data available on use in pregnant women.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Avoid breastfeeding while taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as it may be excreted in breast milk.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Liver

Caution

Take Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Kidney

Caution

Take Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Children

Unsafe

It is not recommended for children.

Country of origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Bayer House, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Estate, Thane (west) Thane 400607 India
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FAQs

No, you are not recommended to take Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's with digoxin (used to treat heart problems) as co-administration of these two medicines may decrease the effectiveness of digoxin by reducing its amount in blood. If you are supposed to use these medicines together, you are advised to contact your doctor so that the dose may be adjusted appropriately to use safely.
Yes, Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's may cause diarrhoea as a common side effect. Intake of household sugar (cane sugar) or foods containing it can also lead to diarrhoea or severe discomfort in the stomach. However, if the condition worsens or persist for more than 2 or 3 days, please consult your doctor.
No, Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's alone does not cause low blood sugar. However, low blood sugar may occur if Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol intake, exercise more than usual, delay or miss snacks or meal. However, if you experience any signs of low blood pressure such as dizziness, nausea, light-headedness, dehydration or fainting, please consult a doctor.
You are not advised to take more than the recommended dose of Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's as it may cause Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's overdose resulting in increased flatulence (gas), stomach discomfort, diarrhoea. In case of overdose, avoid intake of drinks and foods containing carbohydrates for the next 4 to 6 hours. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, please consult a doctor.
No, you are not recommended to stop taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's on your own as discontinuing Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's suddenly may cause recurring symptoms or worsen the condition. However, if you experience any difficulty while taking Glucobay 50 Tablet 10's, please consult your doctor so that an alternate medicine may be prescribed.

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