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      Diabetes is one of the disease or condition that causes the mortality to increase. I am reviewing an example of medication taken by a type II diabetes mellitus.

      A lot of diabetic patient have lots of medicines to be taken, one is acarbose w/c causes delayed glucose absorption resulting in a smaller increase in blood glucose following meals.

      This drug Is in a


      tablet form which is taken by the mouth and metabolized in the gastro intestinal tract, 65% of an oral dose of it remain in the gastro intestinal tract.

      Acarbose and metabolites are absorbed and excreted in the urine.

      Acarbose can be used alone or can be used with insulin or metaformin, or with sulfonylurea to treat type II diabetes.

      The adverse effects that ...


      • should be reported to the doctor or expected are mostly the GI side effects that should be reported to the doctor or expected are mostly the GI side effects w/c are flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

        Patient should know that there are lab test done to monitor their blood sugar levels, hematocrit and plasma levels.

        The adult initial dose is 25 mg three times a

        day within first bite of each main meal.

        For maintenance, they increase dose to 50mg 3x a day and the recommended maximum daily dose is 50mg 3x a day for patient who have less than 60kg weight and for more than 60 kg there dose is 100 mg 3x a day.

        For diabetic patients, they should still have diet control even taking drugs like this.



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