Acarbose slows the digestion of carbohydrates in the body, which helps control blood sugar levels.
Acarbose is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other diabetes medications you take by mouth.
Yellow eyes or skin
Some acarbose side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Abdominal or stomach pain
bloated feeling or passing of gas