Glucobay M 50 Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:55 am

Glucobay M 50 Tablet

Uses of Glucobay M 50 Tablet

Glucobay M 50 Tablet is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):


Side effects of Glucobay M 50 Tablet

The most common side effects of Glucobay M 50 Tablet are – Edema, Abdominal Distention and Pain, Diarrhea, Flatulence, Hepatitis, Hepatotoxicity, Ileus, Jaundice, Erythema, Exanthema, Rash, Urticaria

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Glucobay M 50 Tablet

Do not use Glucobay M 50 Tablet if you are allergic to – Acarbose, Metformin

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Glucobay M 50 Tablet.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Glucobay M 50 Tablet works

Glucobay M 50 Tablet contains – Acarbose, Metformin

Acarbose works by slowing the action of certain chemicals that break down food to release glucose (sugar) into your blood. Slowing food digestion helps keep blood glucose from rising very high after meals.

Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

Dosage of Glucobay M 50 Tablet

The dosage of Glucobay M 50 Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Glucobay M 50 Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Glucobay M 50 Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

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Drug :- Calcium Channel Blockers, Digestive Enzymes such as Pancreatin, Diuretics, Estrogen, Intestinal Adsorbents such as Activated Charcoal, Isoniazid, Nicotinic Acid, Oral Contraceptives, Phenothiazines, Phenytoin, Sympathomimetics, Thyroid Hormones: Possibly decreased therapeutic effects of acarbose.

Digoxin: Decreased serum level and therapeutic effects of digoxin.

Insulin, Sulfonylureas: Decreased insulin action, possibly increased risk of hypoglycemia.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.