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GLUCOBAY 50 mg tablet Taken orally.

Active ingredient
50 mg of acarbose per tablet.

Microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, corn starch.

Read this USE INSTRUCTIONS carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.

Keep these instructions for use. You can need to read again.

• If you have other questions, please talk your doctor or pharmacist.

• This medicine has been prescribed for you personally, do not pass it on to anyone else.

• During the use of this medicine, when you go to a doctor or hospital, tell your doctor that you are using this medicine.

• Follow exactly what is written in this instruction. Do not use high or low doses other than the recommended dose for the drug.

In this Instructions for Use:

1. What is GLUCOBAY and what is it used for?

2. Things to consider before using GLUCOBAY

3. How to use GLUCOBAY?

4. What are the possible side effects?

5. Hiding of GLUCOBAY

Headings are included.

2.What is GLUCOBAY and what is it used for?

• GLUCOBAY is available in tablet form and each tablet contains 50 mg acarbose.

• Acarbose, the active ingredient of GLUCOBAY, is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor. GLUCOBAY is a drug used in the oral treatment of diabetes. It shows its effect by preventing the effect of the enzyme that enables the breakdown of sugars in the small intestines. Thus, the digestion of sugars is delayed and its mixing into the blood slows down. With this effect, GLUCOBAY reduces the increase in blood sugar seen after meals.

• GLUCOBAY is available in packages containing 30, 60 and 90 tablets. The tablets are white-yellow in color and round. The tablets have 'G 50' printed on one side and the Bayer logo on the other side.

• GLUCOBAY is used together with diet in the treatment of diabetes and together with diet and exercise to prevent the onset of diabetes in patients with latent sugar.

• Hidden sugar is defined as a postprandial blood glucose value between 140-200 mg / dl and fasting blood glucose value between 100125 mg / dl.
3.How to use GLUCOBAY?
Instructions for proper use and dose / frequency of administration

Unless recommended otherwise by your doctor, the recommended dosage is as follows:

Starter: One GLUCOBAY 50 mg tablet 3 times a day or

Half GLUCOBAY 100 mg tablet 3 times a day. Two GLUCOBAY 50 mg tablets 3 times a day or

Up to one GLUCOBAY 100 mg tablet 3 times a day

is removed.

The average daily dose is 300 mg (3x2 GLUCOBAY 50 mg tablets or 3x1 GLUCOBAY 100 mg tablets). If unwanted complaints occur despite strictly following your diet, consult your doctor.

In patients with latent diabetes, the recommended dose is 100 mg 3 times a day.

It is started with 50 mg once a day and increased up to 100 mg 3 times a day within three months.

Application route and method

GLUCOBAY is taken by mouth.

Tablets should be swallowed with some liquid before eating or chewed with the first bite during a meal.

Different age groups

Use in children
Use in the elderly

Special use cases

Renal insufficiency: It should not be used in patients with severe renal insufficiency.

There is no time limit for using GLUCOBAY. Your doctor will tell you how long your treatment will take with GLUCOBAY.

If you have an impression that the effect of GLUCOBAY is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you use more GLUCOBAY than you should

If you have used more than you should use from GLUCOBAY, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

GLUCOBAY may cause gas and diarrhea when taken in large quantities with beverages and / or foods containing sugar. Sugar for 4-6 hours when taking a large amount of GLUCOBAY

Foods and beverages containing them should not be consumed.

If you forgot to use GLUCOBAY

Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.

4. What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, people who are sensitive to the ingredients of GLUCOBAY may have side effects.

The possible side effects of GLUCOBAY are given below according to their frequency.

Very common (more than 1/10):


Common (1/10 to 1/100):

Diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain and abdominal pain

Uncommon (1/100 to 1/1000):

Nausea, vomiting, indigestion Increase in liver enzymes

Rare (between 1/1000 - 1/10000):

Edema (fluid accumulation, especially in the legs) Jaundice


Decrease in the number of clotting cells in the blood Allergic reactions such as rash, rash, urticaria

Complete or partial obstruction of the intestines, pneumotosis cystoides intestinalis (a rare disease in which air-filled cysts can be found in the intestinal wall anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract). Liver inflammation (Hepatitis)

Events reported as liver impairment, kidney function abnormalities and liver damage have been followed mainly in Japan. Individual cases of sudden hepatitis with fatal consequences have been reported in Japan. Its relationship with GLUCOBAY is uncertain.

If you do not follow the diet prescribed by your doctor, side effects related to your digestive system may be aggravated. Consult your doctor if you experience such a problem despite your strict adherence to the prescribed diet.