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Generic Name
Acarbose
Trade Name
Glucobay
Manufacturer
Bayer
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antidiabetic, oral alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, delays digestion of carbohydrates within the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic or embryotoxic in animals.
  • Less than 2% of oral dose is absorbed systemically.
  • No data available in human pregnancy but insulin is recommended for better control of mother’s blood glucose thereby preventing fetal and neonatal complications.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in small amounts in the milk of lactating animals.
  • Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, Acarbose should not be administered to a nursing woman
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