Delayed gastric emptying occurs following acarbose administration and is a further mechanism for its anti-hyperglycaemic effect.

@article{Ranganath1998DelayedGE,
  title={Delayed gastric emptying occurs following acarbose administration and is a further mechanism for its anti-hyperglycaemic effect.},
  author={Lakshminarayan R. Ranganath and Fiona Norris and Linda Morgan and John Winthrop Wright and Vincent Marks},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          120-4
        }
}
The therapeutic effect of acarbose is generally attributed to inhibition of amylase and brush border glucosidases and consequent impaired digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. We have investigated the possibility that acarbose may also influence the rate of gastric emptying by comparing plasma glucose and gastrointestinal hormone responses to an oral sucrose load with and without acarbose in 11 healthy subjects. Gastric emptying was assessed indirectly by measuring circulating paracetamol… CONTINUE READING
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