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Precose Acarbose

ACARBOSE (AY car bose) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.




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Est Cash Price: $76.99
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$43.48

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$44.90

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$44.90

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$44.90

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$44.90

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$49.85

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $84.29
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$55.73

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $84.29
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$55.73

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $84.29
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$55.73

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $79.59
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$64.17

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $79.59
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$64.17

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $79.59
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$64.17

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $79.59
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$64.17

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $79.59
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$64.17

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$65.58

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$65.58

Qty:90

ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$65.58

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $81.85
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$65.58

Qty:90
Est Cash Price: $73.03
ACARBOSE 25 MG TABLET

$65.98

Qty:90

What is Precose?

ACARBOSE (AY car bose) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

How to take Precose

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets at the start of a main meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

If you develop severe vomiting or severe diarrhea that prevents you from eating meals, call your doctor or health care professional for advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

A test called the A1C will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. An example is glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

It is important to follow a diabetic diet when taking this medicine. This may help decrease some of the side effects like diarrhea, bloating, and gas. If you are following the diet and you still have severe diarrhea or gas, contact your health care professional.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

What if I miss a dose of Precose?

If you forgot your dose at the start of your meal and you are still eating that meal, take your dose while you are still eating. Otherwise, skip the missed dose. This medicine is not effective if not taken during a meal. Wait for your next dose at your next main meal, and take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Storing Precose

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Side Effects of Precose

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • Dark urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusually weak or tired
  • Weight loss
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • Bloated feeling
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach gas, rumbling
  • Stomach pain, upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interactions with Precose

  • Charcoal
  • Digestive enzymes like amylase and pancreatin
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics
  • Female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • Isoniazid
  • Medicines for colds or breathing difficulties like pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine
  • Medicines for high blood pressure called beta-blockers and calcium channel-blockers
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • Phenytoin
  • Steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • Thyroid hormones

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.




Prescription prices may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy and are subject to change. The pricing estimates given are based on the most recent information available and may change based on when you actually fill your prescription at the pharmacy. The day supply is based upon the average dispensing patterns or the specific drug and strength. The Program, as well as the prices and the list of covered drugs, can be modified at any time without notice.




More Ways to Save on Precose

Buy More, Less Often

If you need to take prescription medication such as Precose over an extended period, buying a larger quantity could save you time and money. Many drugs, including Precose work out cheaper per pill or dose when purchased in volume. Speak to your doctor about increasing the your prescription and you could pay less for drugs and need fewer trips to the pharmacist.

Compare Pharmacy Prices Online

Drug prices are not regulated, so the price Precose of medication may vary significantly between your local pharmacies. Online pharmacy comparison shopping is the simplest way to quickly discover which retailer has the lowest prices for your prescriptions.

Enter the name of your prescription, for example Precose, into the search box, add the zip code and click to browse prices and coupon offers. When you have found the cheapest price, print or save the coupon and and take it in to your chosen pharmacy. Comparing prices can save you up to 75 percent on your prescriptions.

Register for a Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers can help you save money on your prescriptions. Pfizer has such a program, offering discounts to eligible patients who are prescribed Precose. Patients prescribed expensive or branded medication may qualify for discounts through this kind of program.

Click here to find out more about patient assistance programs

Explore Generic Drug Options

Precose and other branded drugs often have a generic equivalent on the market at a significantly lower price. Generics account for around 8 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the US and are identical their brand name counterparts in quality, safety, strength, dosage form, route of administration, performance characteristics and intended use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about safe generic alternatives to your branded prescription.

Check Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Seniors with Medicare Part D may be entitled to discounts on Precose and other prescriptions through their policy. The list of drugs covered varies from plan to plan, so check your provider’s website for more information.

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Explore Other Treatment & Therapy Options

Medication plays a vital role in treating a huge number of conditions, but there may be other therapies, lifestyle changes or surgical options open to you. If you have concerns about prescription costs, or are considering a different approach to your therapy, speak to your doctor to explore alternatives to medication.