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Acarbose

In the US, Acarbose (acarbose systemic) is a member of the drug class alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and is used to treat Diabetes - Type 2 and Dumping Syndrome.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A10BF01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0056180-94-0

Chemical Formula

C25-H43-N-O18

Molecular Weight

645

Therapeutic Category

Oral antidiabetic agent: Alpha-glucosidase inhibitor

Chemical Name

O-4,6-Dideoxy-4-{[(1S,4R,5S,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-3-(hydroxymetyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]amino}-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-D-glucopyranose (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acarbosum (Latin)
  • Acarbose (German)
  • Acarbose (French)
  • Acarbosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acarbose (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • Bay g 5421 (IS)
  • Acarbose (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Acarbosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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