Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors are a group of medications that help treat Diabetes Type 2.

Action:

  • To help prevent digestion of starches and table sugars called carbohydrates.
  • Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose
  • 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

Voglibose

 

Uses:

1.)  Diabetes Mellitus Type II

  • Can be used alone or with another medication

Side Effects:

  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • others
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