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What is acarbose?

Starch blockers, such as acarbose, are used to treat type 2 diabetes. They slow digestion to prevent blood sugar from spiking after meals.

Acarbose is a glucosidase inhibitor that is prescribed to manage type 2 diabetes, and is often prescribed in combination with other diabetes medications. Acarbose can help the body regulate blood sugar levels after you eat by slowing the process that converts carbohydrates into glucose.

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