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Who should not take acarbose?

You should not take acarbose if you have had an allergic reaction to it. Also if you have digestive problems, kidney or liver disease, chronic bowel inflammation, colon ulcers, a history of intestinal blockage, or intestinal disorders that interfere with nutrient absorption acarbose may not be right for you.

Acarbose interacts with several medications, as well as with food, so it’s a good idea to tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you are taking.

Acarbose is not recommended for children, or for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

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