Preferred acarbose generic brands

What brands of acarbose are people using and what are your preferred sources and prices?

This 100 pack of Acarjohn 25mg is $32 from Welcome Healthcare on Indiamart. Anyone heard of/used/tested this brand?

I bought Bayer/Glucobay 50mg tablets. $62 for 120 tablets, shipping included, from Jagdish Nikose (see list of reliable pharmacies thread. FAQ)


I personally would buy 100 mg. tablets. Could save money and 25 mg. does not do much. I take 100-300 mg daily when eating carbs. I live in Spain where it is cheap. 100 tabs x 100 mg = $16, no Rx. Have had no problems except for gas which can be controlled with Beano.


Agree. I take 300mg before carb laden meals with no issues (other than gas).

I’ve seen no lab analysis of any of the brands - so we don’t have much to go on, to be honest. I think Bayer / Zydus is probably the largest brand name and the most trusted of suppliers. I think Bayer was the original developer of the drug. More details below:

What does your acarbose taste like when you chew a tablet?

No taste really, nothing very discernible at least. I can’t say it really tastes like anything.

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desertshores, I’m having trouble finding info for Jagdish Nikose in the thread you mention. Could you please provide info here? Thank you

That is Jagdishs email.

You can search for it here on the forum to find more info on NIBA. He is my source for Rapa.