Alpha glucosidase inhibitors

Inhibit alpha glucosidase enzymes which slows digestion of ingested carbohydrates, delays glucose absorption and reduces the increase in postprandial blood glucose levels.

Because of the delay in absorption of glucose glucagon like peptide is released.

Interfere with the digestion of glucose polymers decreasing carbohydrate absorption.

Associated with flatulence and abdominal bloating.

Acarbose Is an example of an alpha-glucosidaeinhibitor.

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