User Reviews for Acarbose
Acarbose has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 2 reviews on Drugs.com. 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 33% reported a negative experience.
|Diabetes, Type 2||2 reviews||153 medications|
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"Be very cautious when starting this medication. Try one dose with one meal, then wait 48 hours to see how you tolerate it. I foolishly followed my doctor's instructions to commence a dose with every main meal and have been sick for a week after a single day's worth. (Nausea, bad taste in the mouth, acid feeling in the stomach, diarrhea, disturbed sleep, headache, and exhaustion after dealing with all that.) I also suggest making that first dose a low one. If you tolerate it, increase it gradually. If you don't tolerate it, you won't end up making yourself as sick as I did by stacking three doses that you pay for 12 hours later. If only doctors experienced the same side effects their patients did, they might be a bit more thoughtful with their prescriptions. I may try this again, cautiously. But I think I will need a fortnight to recover first."
For Diabetes, Type 2 "The only side effect I've had is gas. But if you keep taking it that seems to pretty much subside."
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For Diabetes, Type 2 "I took acarbose for 2 months. It did nothing to lower my blood sugars. I had diarrhea severly and bad gas all the time. I had to stop going out in public and a restaurant would of been rude. My husband moved out of our bedroom and my family complained around me. Stomach pain was very strong and felt weird. Since I have been off of it for 1 month my colon seem painfull and having trouble getting back to regularity."