Active Ingredient(s): Acarbose
FDA Approved: * September 6, 1995
Pharm Company: * BAYER PHARMS
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Precose Overview

Acarbose (INN)[1] is an anti-diabetic drug used to treat diabetes mellitus type 2 and, in some countries, prediabetes. It is a generic sold in Europe and China as Glucobay (Bayer AG), in North America as Precose (Bayer Pharmaceuticals), and in Canada as Prandase (Bayer AG). It is cheap and popular in China, but not in the U.S. One physician explains the use in the U.S. is limited because it is not potent enough to justify the side effects of diarrhea and flatulence.[2&...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Precose: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 43353-908 Precose 50 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 50419-861 Precose 50 mg Oral Tablet by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 50419-862 Precose 100 mg Oral Tablet by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 50419-863 Precose 25 mg Oral Tablet by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 54868-5831 Precose 25 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Acarbose or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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