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How should I take acarbose?

Acarbose tablets should be taken at the start of each meal. Acarbose can help the body regulate blood sugar levels after you eat by slowing the process that converts carbohydrates into glucose, but you also need to follow your doctor’s dietary and physical activity recommendations to successfully control your type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is sometimes prescribed along with other diabetes medications.

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