Glucobay M 50/500 mg
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Glucobay M 50/500 mg


Glucobay M 50/500 mg is commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. The active ingredients of this medication are Acarbose and Metformin. Physicians may prescribe this medicine to treat other conditions not listed in this document.

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Doctors usually prescribe this medication to treat diabetes in adults. It also may be used to treat other diseases not listed in this document. Glucobay M 50/500 mg works by decreasing the levels of sugar in the blood. This effect may help to decrease the risk of blindness, future complications of diabetes, loss of limbs, nerve damage, and others. Glucobay M 50/500 mg belongs to the class of medications called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. The active ingredients of this medication are Acarbose and Metformin. It also contains other inactive ingredients such as colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, starch, magnesium stearate, and others. Physicians usually prescribe other diabetes medicines, proper diet, and exercise programs alongside Glucobay M 50/500 mg.

The manufacturer of Glucobay M 50/500 mg is Zydus Pharma Pvt. Ltd.

How to Administer Glucobay M 50/500 mg?

The recommended dose per day (24 hours) is usually one tablet or as directed by your doctor. Take the tablet whole by mouth with or without food. To swallow the pill, it is recommended to use a glass full of water and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because it may increase the risk of adverse effects. While swallowing, do not crush, break, or chew the tablet. To get a better effect from Glucobay M 50/500 mg, you should follow carefully the doctor’s recommendations such as administering the pill at a fixed time every day. In case you are noticing nausea or stomach upset, you can take the tablet with light food or milk.

It is not advised to use this medication more often than your doctor prescribes because you may experience unwanted results. Your physician may prescribe you an increased dose, in case you are not noticing the desired result. If your condition does not improve or if it worsens, discuss it with a doctor.


Doctors usually prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on other medicines that you may be using, your age, your response to treatment, and the severity of the medical condition. Consult a doctor if you are not sure what dosage is better for you. Moreover, it is not advised to stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return and your health condition may worsen.

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If you are taking more tablets than your doctor prescribes, you may experience an overdose. Examples include severe dizziness, trouble breathing, passing out, pounding or fast heartbeat, and others. In case you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, stop taking Glucobay M 50/500 mg and consult a doctor right away. For more information talk to a doctor.

Missed Dose

Symptoms may return in case you miss a dose and your health condition may become difficult to treat. However, if it is too close to the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment. In addition, it is not advised to double the dosage the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of adverse effects.


If you experience any of the following health conditions, consult a doctor before taking Glucobay M 50/500 mg. For example:

  • Bowel problems (such as inflammatory bowel disease, blockage, ulcers, and others)
  • Kidney disease (kidney stones)
  • Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Bleeding problems
  • Liver disease (such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and others)
  • Thyroid problems

Extremely low or high levels of sugar in the blood may cause sleepiness or blur your vision. Therefore, limit or avoid alcoholic drinks during treatment because the symptoms listed above may increase. In addition, it is not advised to operate machinery or drive while you are on treatment with Glucobay M 50/500 mg because it may be harmful to you.

This medicine may be used during pregnancy with a doctor’s prescription only. Otherwise, it may harm your unborn baby. Therefore, you should also talk to a doctor before breastfeeding because it is unknown if Acarbose passes into breast milk.

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  • It is recommended to store this drug at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. It is not allowed to keep Glucobay M 50/500 mg in the bathroom.
  • Keep away Acarbose and Metformin from the reach of children and pets because they may be harmful to them.


There are some medicines and substances that may interact with Acarbose. It means that other drugs may change how this medicine works by increasing the risk of adverse effects or decreasing its effectiveness. Inform your doctor about all products that you are using before taking Glucobay M 50/500 mg. For example over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:

  • Amylase
  • Pancreatin
  • Propranolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Timolol
  • Levothyroxine
  • Levoketoconazole
  • Norgestrel
  • Norethindrone
  • Orlistat
  • Ofloxacin
  • Ritonavir
  • Ritodrine
  • Warfarin
  • Ziprasidone
  • Teriflunomide
  • Digoxin
  • Alcohol
  • Betamethasone
  • Albuterol
  • Aripiprazole

Glucobay M 50/500 mg may also interact with some diseases. For example:

  • Liver disease
  • Intestinal disease
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

This document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. That’s why you should talk to a doctor before taking this medication. In addition, it is not recommended to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s recommendation because you may experience unwanted results.

Adverse Effects of Glucobay M 50/500 mg

While you are on treatment with this medicine, you may notice some adverse effects. In any case, if you are on treatment with this medicine, you may not notice any of the following adverse reactions. Certain factors such as dehydration, overdose, and allergy can cause side effects.

Common Adverse Effects

The following adverse effects usually are not dangerous for the patients. However, it is advised to tell your doctor in case you notice any of the following negative effects. Check some examples below:

  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Severe Adverse Effects

You may rarely experience this category of side effects. In any case, you should stop taking Glucobay M 50/500 mg and get medical help right away, in case you experience any of the following adverse effects. Your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Examples include:

  • Tremor (shaking)
  • Extreme sweating
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Hunger
  • Vision problems (blurred or double vision)
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased urination
  • Severe stomach or abdominal pain

This article does not contain a complete list of side effects. Hence, you should inform your doctor about the all adverse reactions that you are noticing.

Additional information

Active Ingredient

Acarbose, Metformin


Zydus Healthcare Ltd.


10 tabs/blister




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