What side effects does Acarbose (Precose) cause?

The most common side effects of Precose (acarbose), a drug for type 2 diabetes, are gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and gas. These side effects tend to diminish as your body gets used to the drug. However, you should always tell your doctor about any side effects that are bothersome or won't go away.

Based on information from, a free medication monitoring service, 34% of patients experience side effects while taking Acarbose (Precose). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members inlcude: Bloating/Gas. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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