Chemical formula: C₂₅H₄₃NO₁₈  Molecular mass: 645.608 g/mol  PubChem compound: 41774

Therapeutic indications

Acarbose is indicated for:

Diabetes mellitus

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

Acarbose is recommended for the treatment of non-insulin dependent (NIDDM) diabetes mellitus in patients inadequately controlled on diet alone, or on diet and oral hypoglycaemic agents.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):


Acarbose is contraindicated in the following cases:

Severe renal impairment

at least one of
Renal failure stage 5: Kidney failure (GFR <15 mL/min/1.73 m2 or dialysis)

Severe hepatic impairment

Hepatic failure stage IV

Inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction

at least one of
Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal obstruction





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