Overview

Acarbose

CAS

56180-94-0

Status

Commercial

Acarbose is a sugar also known as pseudotetrasaccharide. It acts as an α-glucosidaseinhibitor. The glucosidase in the intestine catalyzes hydrolysis from oligo-, tri- and disaccharides to monosaccharides. This reduces the increase in blood sugar levels after meals. It is used as an antidiabetic (type 2), it was developed by Bayer.

Description

Formula

C25H43NO18

Molecular weight

645.61 g/mol

Molecular size

small

Controlled Substance

no

Precursor

no

Indications

Drugs used in diabetes

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