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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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Glyset (Pro, More...)
generic name: miglitol
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Precose (Pro, More...)
generic name: acarbose
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Medical conditions associated with alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: