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.
Precose is a medication used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient of Acarbose works by slowing down the body's digestion of starch or carbohydrates, which regulates blood sugar by ensuring that there isn't too much sugar delivered to the body at one time. This prevents high blood sugar levels after meals, which is when they are most dangerous.