Acarbose, Precose, Glucobay, Prandase
Acarbose is a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus and, in some countries, prediabetes.
Acarbose inhibits of alpha glucosidase, an enteric enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates. The main side effect is loose stool or diarrhea, which limits its use.
antidiabetic, disaccharide inhibitor
abdominal pain, borborygmi, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, flatulence,
Ipriflavone may increase the effects of antidiabetics which may cause hypoglycemia.
Potassium citrate may decrease levels of sulfonylurea antidiabetic drugs.
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai may cause sensitivity to the sun, adding to side effect of antidiabetics.
Chromium improves blood sugar control, which may cause hypoglycemia with antidiabetic agents.
Ginseng lowers blood sugar levels, which may cause hypoglycemia with antidiabetic agents.
Diabetes may cause low levels of magnesium.
Magnesium increases the absorption of sulfonylurea antidiabetics.
Magnesium lowers blood sugar levels, which may cause hypoglycemia if used with antidiabetic agents.
Vanadium has an insulin-like action, which may cause hypoglycemia if used with antidiabetic agents.
Antidiabetic supplements - Lipoic acid, Carnitine
Antibiabetic Herbs: Aloe, Bitter mellon, Bilberry, Burdock, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Garlic, Gymnema
Antibiabetic herbs may cause hypoglycemia if used with antidiabetic agents.
Antibiabetic Supplements: Lipoic acid, Carnitine
Antibiabetic supplements may cause hypoglycemia if used with antidiabetic agents.
Calcium corrects vitamin B12 malabsorption caused by metformin and phenformin.
Antidiabetic drugs interfere with the activity of enzymes containing CoQ10.
Metformin and phenformin cause malabsorption of vitamin B12.
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