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¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

How much does a visit to get an acarbose prescription cost?

DrHouse
Membership
Get $30 off every visit, free meds, and unlimited care support - for you and your family.
$49/visit
Only $99/year. Cancel anytime.
Free meds and delivery
We cover 300+ meds with free delivery. Check our covered meds and FAQ
Includes your family
Get discounted visits and free meds & delivery for all your family members.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can get a refund after your first visit if we are unable to provide care.
Urgent Care
Visit
One-time urgent care visit for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, and doctor’s notes.
$79/visit
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7. For 7 days
¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Acarbose (Precose)

Acarbose is a medication used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, a condition where the body struggles to effectively use insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels. It is usually prescribed alongside a proper diet and regular exercise and sometimes in combination with other diabetes medications.

Arcabose is an oral medication belonging to the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor class of drugs. The primary role of acarbose is to control the spike in blood sugar levels that typically occurs after eating.

It works by targeting the digestive process, specifically slowing down the activity of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase in the intestines. This enzyme is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates into glucose, the sugar that enters our bloodstream.

Doing so helps slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates which helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels after meals.

In the United States, acarbose is available under the following brand names:

  • Precose

Common side effects associated with acarbose may include:

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Bloating or gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild skin rash or itching

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Severe constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Easy bruising
  • Liver problems

When used together with insulin or other medication used to treat diabetes acarbose may cause dangerously low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Signs of low blood sugar levels may include dizziness, sweating, confusion, weakness, rapid heartbeat, and blurred vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away.

The above lists of possible side effects associated with Acarbose are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking Acarbose, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

 

For more detailed information about acarbose, you can refer to the following sources:

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Always consult with your physician or other qualified health providers about medical concerns. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on what you read on this website.

If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Acarbose is a prescription-only medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, it is not available over the counter and can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription.

  • Yes, you can get an acarbose prescription online with DrHouse. Our telehealth service allows you to start an on-demand visit with a licensed physician from the comfort of your own home. During your virtual appointment, the doctor will assess your medical history, current medications, and symptoms to determine if acarbose is the right treatment for you.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
    • If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for acarbose or another medication that best addresses your condition.
    • The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns. 

    The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for acarbose is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

    If not, the physician may recommend alternative treatments or further evaluation. 

     

  • DrHouse works on an on-demand basis, which means that our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can get an online prescription for acarbose at any time, no matter where you are or what time it is.

    Our wait times range between 10 and 15 minutes, so you can have your prescription in hand quickly and easily.

  • Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations in regard to prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.

    Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.

  • Yes, you can get a prescription refill for acarbose from DrHouse. Our telehealth platform allows you to easily request a refill of your current medication without the hassle of scheduling an in-person doctor’s appointment.

  • Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions.  For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.