All the Drug Class Drugs
α-Gucosidase Inhibitor. Acarbose 50 mg, 100 mg. TABS: 30 x 50 mg, 100 mg. Initial: Wk 1:
25 mg at dinner; wk 2: 25 mg at breakf.
and dinner; wks 3-4: 25 mg at breakf.,
lunch and dinner; wk 5: Incr. dose at
dinner to 50 mg; wk 6: Also incr. dose
at breakf. to 50 mg; wks 7-8: 50 mg at
breakf., lunch, dinner. Aft. 8 wks: Eval.
response and adjust accord. Wk 9: Incr.
dose at dinner to 100 mg; wks 10-11:
Also incr. dose at breakf. to 100 mg; wk
12: 100 mg at breakf., lunch, dinner.
Tab to chew./swallow. immed. at
beginn. meal with 1st mouthful. If dose
forgot: Take at next meal and not betw.
NIDDM in pts. inad. control. by diet
alone or on diet and oral hypoglycem.
C/I: Hypersens., pregn., lact., chron.
digest. syst. disords., liver funct. disords.,
ren. insuffic. See lit.