Contain the active ingredient: Acarbose, which is a medicine used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.
Acarbose works by slowing the breakdown and absorption of sugars and starches in the gut. It does this by preventing the action of enzymes in the intestine that would usually break down the sugars and starches that you eat, into molecules that are small enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream. It has most effect on an enzyme called sucrase, which normally breaks down a type of sugar called sucrose.
Acarbose is taken with meals to delay the breakdown of sugars and starches in the gut and slow down their absorption into the blood. It thus prevents the rise in blood sugar that normally occurs following a meal and helps smooth out daily fluctuations in blood sugar.
What is it used for?
- Type 2 diabetes.
Acarbose can be used on its own to treat people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar has not been controlled sufficiently by diet, exercise and weight loss alone. It can also be added to treatment with other antidiabetic medicines when these have not proved effective enough.
Size : 3 x 10's = 30 tablets/box