Scientific Name: Acarbose
Brand Name: Glucobay, Precose
Company Owner: Impax laboratories inc, Roxane laboratories inc, Watson laboratories inc, Bayer healthcare pharmaceuticals inc
Mechanism Of Action Alpha-glucosidase enzymes are located in the brush-border of the intestinal mucosa and serve to metabolize oligo-, tri-, and disaccharides (e. g. sucrose) into smaller monosaccharides (e. g. glucose, fructose) which are more readily absorbed.
Description of the Drug: Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor used in adjunctly with diet and exercise for the management of glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from