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Compound Summary for: CID 441184

Acarbose

Also known as: Precose; Glucobay; Prandase; AC1L9APL; Acarbosa; Acarbosum; Alpha-Acarbose; CHEBI:2376; DB00284
Molecular Formula: C25H43NO18   Molecular Weight: 645.60482   InChIKey: XUFXOAAUWZOOIT-JMPDRRIHSA-N
An inhibitor of alpha glucosidase that retards the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the small intestine and hence reduces the increase in blood-glucose concentrations after a carbohydrate load. It is given orally to non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients where diet modification or oral hypoglycemic agents do not control their condition. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)   From: MeSH
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