A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Alpha-Glucosidase is one of the enzymes responsible for breaking down carbohydrates to smaller sugar particles like glucose, in order for the carbohydrates to be absorbed.
Alpha-Glucosidase inhibitors work by competitive and reversible inhibition of these intestinal enzymes. They slow the digestion of carbohydrates and delay glucose absorption. This results in a smaller and slower rise in blood glucose levels following meals, and effectively throughout the day.
|Drug Name ( View by: Brand | Generic )||Reviews||Ratings|
|Glyset (Pro, More...)
generic name: miglitol
|Precose (Pro, More...)
generic name: acarbose
Medical conditions associated with alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: