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Postprandial Glucose
Postprandial glucose is another way to study the effects of diabetes drugs. Postprandial glucose levels are blood sugar levels after meals. In previous studies, people who took Precose lowered their postprandial blood glucose by up to 90 mg/dL on average.
 

When and How to Take Precose

Some general considerations for when and how to take this drug include:
 
  • Precose comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth.
     
  • The medicine should be taken with the first bite of each main meal (three times a day).
     
  • For this product to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends 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.
 
(Click Precose Dosage for more information about dosing for Precose.)
 

Side Effects of Precose

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Precose. However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects of Precose include:
 
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
     
(Click Precose Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this medicine, including serious side effects to look out for.)
 
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