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Who Should Not Take Precose?

You should not take Precose if you:
  • Are allergic to Precose, acarbose, or any inactive component used to make Precose. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Precose.
  • Have type 1 diabetes.
  • Have cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Have any of the following digestive conditions:


    • Inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
    • Ulcers of the colon
    • Intestinal obstruction or intestinal blockage
    • Chronic intestinal conditions that would be made worse by gas (a side effect of Precose).


Precose Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are several situations in which Precose should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Precose. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Precose were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Precose warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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