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How can I minimize the side effects of Precose?

To reduce the side effects of Precose (acarbose), a drug for type 2 diabetes, be sure to take it as directed. It's also important to follow any dietary advice your doctor gives you; doing so will lower your risk of intestinal discomfort, including diarrhea, abdominal pain and gas.

Before you start taking Precose, give your doctor a complete picture of your medical history, because you should not take this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney problems. If any side effects are severe or very bothersome, tell your doctor.

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