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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Precose (Acarbose)

Also Known as Glucobay


Precose (Acarbose)

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  • Product Details


    Precose Uses and indications:

    Precose Medication

    Chemical Name Acarbose (AY-car-bose)

    Precose (Acarbose)

    Precose medication is used control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes type 2. It is usually used along with a properly maintained diet and exercise. A controlled blood sugar level is vital for the proper functioning of the body and prevents problems such as kidney damage, loss of limbs, blindness, and sexual function issues that are caused due to high blood sugar. It may also help prevent heart failure and stroke. Precose 100 mg works by slowing down the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine. This helps prevent the sudden spike in blood sugar levels after a meal.

    You can order Precose online at Canada Pharmacy and enjoy high-quality medicines delivered right to your doorstep! The shipping is hassle free and all of your ordering information remains safe, too.


    This medication needs to be taken orally with the first bite of a meal. The usual dose of this drug is about thrice, daily. Take the medication regularly for the best results.


    Precose medication is available as acarbose 25 mg, acarbose 50 mg, and acarbose 100 mg tablets.

    It also contains other ingredients such as starch, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and colloidal silicon dioxide.


    All medications need to be taken by the doctor’s recommendation. Do not alter doses or skip doses.

    • Low blood sugar levels can cause weakness and dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery until fully alert.
    • Limit alcohol consumption when using Precose as alcohol can further lower blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of side effects.
    • Do not take digestive enzymes while using this drug as digestive enzymes may reduce the ability of the body to absorb the medicine, making it less efficient.
    • Not to be used by pregnant women without a doctor’s recommendation. Pregnancy may worsen or cause complications in diabetes.
    • A breastfeeding mother should only use Precose if prescribed by the doctor.

    Side Effects

    A few side effects are associated with the use of Precose. These side effects are mentioned below:

    • Nausea
    • Upset stomach
    • Gas
    • Bloating
    • Skin rash or itching
    • Diarrhea

    Consult a doctor at once if any of these signs aggravate.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1731

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