Yes, it does, I suggest you let your Dr. know about it.
For the Consumer
Applies to acarbose: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking acarbose: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
severe stomach pain, severe constipation;
diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects of acarbose may include:
mild stomach pain, **gas**, bloating;
mild diarrhea; or
**mild skin rash** or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
- Acarbose Information for Consumers
- Acarbose Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Acarbose (detailed)
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