Which medications in the drug class Antidiabetics, Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Antidiabetics, Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors decrease the breakdown of oligosaccharides and disaccharides in the small intestine, slowing the absorption of glucose after a meal.

Acarbose (Precose)

Acarbose delays hydrolysis of ingested complex carbohydrates and disaccharides and absorption of glucose. It inhibits the metabolism of sucrose to glucose and fructose.

Miglitol (Glyset)

Miglitol delays glucose absorption in the small intestine and lowers postprandial hyperglycemia.

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