GLUCOBAY 50mg Tablet

Active ingredients: Acarbose

Product name and form

Glucobay 50 mg tablets.

Pharmaceutical Form

Tablet for oral administration.

White to yellow-tinged round, convex tablets of 7 mm diameter and 10 mm radius of curvature with ‘G50’ on one side and the BAYER-cross on the other side.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Glucobay 50 mg tablets: 1 tablet contains 50 mg acarbose.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

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.

List of Excipients

Glucobay tablets contain the following excipients:

Microcrystalline cellulose
Silica, colloidal anhydrous
Magnesium stearate
Maize starch

Pack sizes and marketing

Blister strips comprising 300Ξm polypropylene foil (colourless) with a 20Ξm soft aluminium backing foil, in cardboard outers.

Pack sizes: 90.

Marketing authorization holder

Bayer plc, 400 South Oak Way, Reading, RG2 6AD

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 00010/0171

28 May 1993 / 16 February 2004


Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Spain, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Turkey