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Are there any risks associated with taking acarbose?

Acarbose may interfere with blood sugar control when taken with other diabetes medications. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about all of the medications you are taking. Acarbose has not been approved for use with children. Keep out of the reach of children, and do not use this medication to treat children with diabetes. Women should not breastfeed while taking acarbose. If you become pregnant while taking the drug, contact your doctor.

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