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alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

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Summary

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Key Points

  • α-glucosidase inhibitors
    • Drugs
      • Acarbose
      • Miglitol
    • Mechanism
      • Inhibit alpha-glucosidases
        • alpha-glucosidase is located on the intestinal brush border
        • Decreased absorption of glucose → decreased postprandial hyperglycemia
    • Side Effects
      • No hypoglycemia
      • Diarrhea / flatulence
        • This is caused by the fermentation of unabsorbed carbohydrates