Acarbose slows the digestion of carbohydrates in the body, which helps control blood sugar levels. Acarbose is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other diabetes medications you take by mouth. Acarbose may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acarbose is a medication often used to treat type 2 diabetes in certain individuals. Acarbose may also be used in conjunction with insulin. This medication may also be used for purposes not listed here. Consult with your doctor to determine whether acarbose is right for you.