new warnings of liver dysfunction in patients taking Precose (acarbose)

You'll see new warnings of liver dysfunction in patients taking Precose (acarbose). There are over 60reports...including two deaths.

We usually don't think of liver toxicity with Precose since it works in the GI tract. Very littleacarbose is even absorbed...but some of the metabolites are absorbed and might cause liver problems.

Liver dysfunction is more common at high doses.

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