Additional therapy in association with diet in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Acarbose 50 mg
0 to 18 Years Old
Should not be used.
18 Years Old and Above
The dosage must be determined by the doctor according to the needs of each patient. Unless otherwise specified, the recommended dosage of acarbose is as follows:
3×1 tablet 50 mg per day.
3×1/2 tablet 100 mg per day.
3×2 tablet 50 mg per day.
3×1 tablet 100 mg per day up to 3×2 tablet 100 mg per day.
The dose may be increased after 4-8 weeks, and if the patient show an inadequate clinical response in the later course of the treatment. The average dose is 300 mg acarbose/day (corresponding to 3×2 tablet acarbose 50 mg/day, or 3×1 tablet acarbose 100 mg/day).
65 Years Old and Above
No alteration of dosage or dosing frequency is recommended with regard to the age of the patients.
Method of Administration
Acarbose tablets are effective only if swallowed whole with a little liquid directly before the meal or be chewed with the first few mouthfuls of the meal.
Patient with Hepatic Impairment
No dose adjustment is required in patients with pre-existing impaired hepatic function.