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Revised: 8/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ACARBOSE TABLETS 100mg "YD"
 Active ingredient:
Acarbose
 Dosage form:
white to pale yellow tablet, diameter 8 mm, thick 3.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(front) アカルボース錠100mg「YD」, 100mg, YD557, (back) ACARBOSE 100mg, アカルボース錠100mg「YD」, 糖尿病用薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine delays glucose absorption by inhibiting alpha amylase activity and alpha glucosidase activity. It suppresses a rapid elevation of blood sugar level after meal.
It is usually used to improve postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetes.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have ketosis, diabetic coma/precoma, infection, injury, hepatic disorder, renal disorder or digestive trouble.
    If you are in the pre- or post-operative period.
    If you have a history of abdominal operation or ileus.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (100 mg of the active ingredient) at a time just before meals, 3 times a day. The initial dose may be started with 1/2 tablet (50 mg) at a time. The dose may be increased to 1 tablet (100 mg) depending on the patient's condition. It may be adjusted according to age and symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose during a meal. If many hours have passed since the last meal, skip the missed dose and take a dose just before the next meal. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • When hypoglycemia symptoms(excessive hungry feeling, lassitude, trembling of fingers, cold sweat, palpitation, etc. ) occur, take an adequate amount of sugar.
  • Strictly follow the instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.
  • This medicine may cause hypoglycemia. Take extra care in performing dangerous operations such as driving a car, operating machinery or work at heights.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, increase of flatus, abdominal distension/flatulence and loose stool. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • excessive hungry feeling, lassitude, trembling of fingers [hypoglycemia]
  • abdominal distension, flatulence, increase of flatus [ileus]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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