Precose is a prescription medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in patients who have type 2 diabetes. Precose contains acarbose and works by slowing down the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates from your food. Precose may be prescribed as part of a diabetes treatment program that may include diet and exercise.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Precose include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of acarbose.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Precose?
If you miss a dose of Precose, you should take it as soon as you remember with a meal. Do not take Precose between meals.
What else is Precose called?
Precose is also known as Glucobay internationally. Glucobay is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication.