I have read on this form that taking 50 - 100 mg makes you gassy and could induce diarrhea, which does not sound ideal. I’m thinking of taking one 25mg pill a day with dinner as a fair compromise. Does the current research back this up?
In my n of 1, it was the amount of carbs I ate more than the dose of acarbose, that caused GI upset. Which I guess means the more I needed the medication, the worse the side effects.
I never had excess gas on acarbose…
Or only on occasion, like only when I eat 200-300mg of acarbose (which only happens when I eat 2-3 full cans of beans with A LOT of acarbose at the same time). It’s not that unpleasant.
You’re taking 2-3 times the recommended maximum dose?
It’s not absorbed by the body
That being said yes I have overdosed on the strangest drugs…