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Revised: 9/2016

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 "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Acarbose
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 9.1 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アカルボース錠100mg「日医工」,アカルボース錠100mg,食直前に服用,100mg,n033,Acarbose Tab.100mg,糖尿病薬,飲む直前に押し出して下さい

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the enzyme which degrades carbohydrates to glucose, and delays glucose absorption from the small intestine.
It is usually used to improve postprandial hyperglycemia caused by diabetes mellitus.

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 or precoma, infection or injury.
    If you are in the perioperative period.
  • 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 immediately before meals, 3 times a day. The initial dose may be started with 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 of the patient. This preparation contains 100 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose immediately before meals, take a dose during a meal. If you remember you miss a dose after meals, skip the missed dose and take a dose immediately 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

  • This medicine may cause hypoglycemia. Take glucose if any hypoglycemic symptoms may occur.
  • Strictly follow the instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.
  • This medicine may cause hypoglycemic symptoms. Be aware of operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car and working 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.
  • lassitude, severe hunger, sweat [hypoglycemia]
  • abdominal distension/flatulence, increase of flatus [ileus]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, 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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