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The recommended starting Precose dose is 25 mg three times daily with the first bite of each meal. Your healthcare provider may increase the dose slowly if necessary, up to 100 mg three times per day. The maximum Precose dosage for people weighing less than 132 pounds is 50 mg three times daily. A few of the factors that can affect Precose dosing include other medical conditions you may have, other drugs you may be currently taking, and how well your diabetes is controlled.
Precose Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Precose® (acarbose) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Precose Dosing for Type 2 DiabetesThe recommended starting dose of Precose for type 2 diabetes is Precose 25 mg three times daily with the first bite of each meal. As a different option, Precose can also be started at Precose 25 mg once daily, slowly increasing up to three times daily (this can help to decrease stomach side effects).
If needed, your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly up to Precose 100 mg three times daily. For people weighing less than 132 pounds, the maximum dose is Precose 50 mg three times daily.
- Precose should be taken with the first bite of each main meal (three times per day).
- If you do not take your Precose as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Precose.
- For Precose to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Precose will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribed it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Precose dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Precose without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.