alpha-glucosidase inhibitor

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α-glucosidase inhibitor

an oral agent that aids in the control of diabetes mellitus by delaying the absorption of glucose from the digestive system.

alpha-glucosidase inhibitor

An oral drug that lowers blood sugars by preventing carbohydrate absorption from the gastrointestinal tract.
See also: inhibitor

α-glu·co·si·dase in·hib·i·tor

(glū-kō'si-dās in-hib'i-tŏr)
Oral agent that aids control of diabetes mellitus by delaying absorption of glucose from digestive system.
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Shah, "Voglibose: an alpha glucosidase inhibitor," Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol.
Moriuchi, "Effect of alpha glucosidase inhibitor BAY-g-5421 on rat intestinal disaccharidases," EiyoToShokuryo, vol.
In a further study, linagliptin monotherapy showed superiority in glucose lowering versus placebo and versus voglibose, the most commonly used alpha glucosidase inhibitor in Japan.
The alpha glucosidase inhibitor, acarbose (Precose), acts in the small intestine by delaying digestion of carbohydrates.
Comparisons of the efficacy of alpha glucosidase inhibitors on type 2 diabetes patients between Asian and Caucasian.
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors. J Pak Med Assoc 2014; 64(4): 474-6.
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors are suggested to be valuable aids in the treatment of diabetes.
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors inhibit an enzyme found in the brush boarder of the small intestine, which is responsible for the breakdown of complex carbohydrates.
A total of 108 patients were on regimen A that included pioglitazone and subcutaneous human mixture insulin, 117 on B with pioglitazone and sulfonylurea, 87 on C with pioglitazone and metformin, 39 on D with pioglitazone and alpha glucosidase inhibitors; and 28 on E including pioglitazone monotherapy.
Keywords: Metformin intolerance, type 2 diabetes, sulfonylureas, alpha glucosidase inhibitors, pioglitazone, SGLT2 inhibitors, DPP4 inhibitors.
Alpha glucosidase inhibitors and nonsulfonylurea secretogogues are probably somewhat less efficacious; combinations of medications seem to be additive.