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Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

What are Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors?

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.

List of Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Precose (Pro)
Generic name: acarbose
No reviews
Glyset (Pro)
Generic name: miglitol
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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Medical conditions treated or associated with alpha-glucosidase inhibitors:

Further information

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