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Glucobay Information

Glucobay is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Diabetes Type 2.

The optimal dosage of Glucobay is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Glucobay can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Glucobay go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Glucobay has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Glucobay's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Glucobay related warnings section.

Glucobay is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Glucobay have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Glucobay may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Glucobay, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

  1. Glucobay Benefits & Uses
  2. Glucobay Dosage & How to Take
  3. Glucobay Side Effects
  4. Glucobay Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Glucobay with Other Drugs
  6. Glucobay Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Glucobay
  8. Glucobay Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Glucobay Benefits & Uses

Glucobay is used to treat the following -

  1. Diabetes Type 2 Primary

Glucobay Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Glucobay


Glucobay Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Glucobay is used -

  1. Flatulence Mild
  2. Abdominal Pain Mild
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Anemia Moderate
  5. Increased Liver Enzymes
  6. Yellow eyes
  7. Yellow skin

Glucobay Related Warnings

Is the use of Glucobay safe for pregnant women?

Glucobay is safe to take during pregnancy.


Is the use of Glucobay safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Glucobay on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Glucobay will cause side effects or not.


What is the effect of Glucobay on the Kidneys?

Glucobay may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Glucobay on the Liver?

Glucobay may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Glucobay on the Heart?

Glucobay is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Glucobay with Other Drugs

Glucobay should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Glucobay Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Glucobay unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Stomach Infection
  4. Liver Cirrhosis
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  6. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Frequently asked Questions about Glucobay

Is this Glucobay habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Glucobay.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Glucobay as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Glucobay is safe for use.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Glucobay for mental disorders.


Glucobay Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Glucobay

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Glucobay together with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Glucobay

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Glucobay as it can have severe side effects.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 277