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ATC Group: A10BF01 Acarbose

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A10
Drugs used in diabetes
3
A10B
Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins
4
A10BF
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
5
A10BF01
Acarbose

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Acarbose

Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, used in the treatment of diabetes. Inhibitors of a-glucosidase retard the breakdown of carbohydrates in the food and reduce the increase in blood glucose levels, which occurs after each meal.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
GLUCOBAY 50mg Tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK