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Brand name: Glucobay TM

Active ingredients: acarbose

What it is used for

As an adjunct to prescribed diet and exercise for the management of blood glucose concentrations in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients who are inadequately controlled by diet alone or by diet and oral hypoglycaemic agents.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

white to yellow-tinged round biconvex tablets, with the Bayer cross marked on one side and "G" and "50" on the reverse.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient acarbose

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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