Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors are a group of medications that help treat Diabetes Type 2They help the keep the amount of glucose in your blood from going up to fast after you eat. They really are effective to help in the digestion of your food and when you eat.


1.)  To help prevent digestion of starches and table sugars called carbohydrates.
2.)  Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose
3.)  Therefore – this medication decreases the amount of glucose in blood

Different Types:

Acarbise  [Precose]

–  Is an oligosaccharide
–  More difficult to absorbe

Miglitol [Glyset]

–  Is a monosaccharide
–  Rather good absorption



1.)  Diabetes Mellitus Type II

–  Can be used alone or with another medication

Side Effects:

–  Flatulence
–  Diarrhea
–  Cramping
–  Bloating
–  Abdominal discomfort
–  others