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What is Precose?

Precose (acarbose) is a drug prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes. It's in a class of drugs called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. These drugs delay the digestion of the carbohydrates you eat, so your blood sugar doesn't rise as much as it otherwise would after meals.

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