Why do I need to take my prescribed medication for diabetes?

α-glucosidase inhibitors

α-glucosidase inhibitors block the digestion of carbohydrates reducing increases in blood sugar levels from dietary carbohydrates. Examples of α-glucosidase inhibitors include: acarbose and voglibose. Side effects of α-glucosidase inhibitors include gastrointestinal irritation resulting in passing gas, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and belly pain.

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Please consult your doctor for any advice on usage of medication to manage diabetes.