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In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes are not effective at managing diabetes, medication, such as Precose, may be necessary.
The main goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Precose can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk of developing problems related to high blood sugar.
For most people, Precose is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, it is possible that side effects will occur during treatment with Precose or that the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Precose with another diabetes medicine, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin.
You may also wish to consider a substitute for Precose. These substitutes could include other diabetes medicines, either by themselves or in combination.
(Click Acarbose Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to Precose. To learn about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices, click on either of the links below:

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Precose may have overdose symptoms that can include:
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
If you happen to overdose on this product, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Acarbose Overdose for more information.)
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