RxNorm Concept ID 200132

acarbose 25 MG Oral Tablet

Semantic Concepts

RxNorm semantic concepts for the RxCUI 200132 unique identifier include: acarbose 25 MG Oral Tablet (6370424), acarbose 25 MG Oral Tablet (12341708), Acarbose 25 mg oral tablet (9248314) and Product containing precisely acarbose 25 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug) (10308787).

RxNorm Atom ID: 6370424 - Prescribable Name

acarbose 25 MG Oral Tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI200132RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI6370424Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept Descriptionacarbose 25 MG Oral TabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)PSNTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NamePrescribable NameName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionSynonym of another TTY, given for clarity and for display purposes in electronic prescribing applications. Only one PSN per concept.Description of term type in source
CODE200132"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Is Prescribable?YESThis drug is part of the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content, a subset of RxNorm that includes all drugs available for prescription in the United States. The Current Prescribable subset also includes over-the-counter drugs.
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVF4096Content view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
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RxNorm Atom ID: 12341708 - Semantic Clinical Drug

acarbose 25 MG Oral Tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI200132RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI12341708Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept Descriptionacarbose 25 MG Oral TabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)SCDTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameSemantic Clinical DrugName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionIngredient + Strength + Dose FormDescription of term type in source
CODE200132"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Is Prescribable?YESThis drug is part of the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content, a subset of RxNorm that includes all drugs available for prescription in the United States. The Current Prescribable subset also includes over-the-counter drugs.
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVF4096Content view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
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RxNorm Atom 12341708 Attributes

PropertyValueExplanation
RXN AI{315247} 16681RXCUI of BOSS Active Ingredient preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN AM{315247} 16681RXCUI of BOSS Active Moiety preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN AVAILABLE STRENGTH25 MGAvailable drug strengths listed in the order of ingredients from the drug
RXN BOSS FROM{315247} AISource of BOSS as either from the active ingredient (AI) or the active moiety (AM) preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN HUMAN DRUGUSDrug available for use in Humans
RXTERM FORMTabThe RxTerm dose form name for this drug

RxNorm Atom ID: 9248314 - Designated preferred name

Acarbose 25 mg oral tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI200132RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI9248314Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept DescriptionAcarbose 25 mg oral tabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)PTTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameDesignated preferred nameName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionDescription of term type in source
CODE374595008"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Is Prescribable?YESThis drug is part of the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content, a subset of RxNorm that includes all drugs available for prescription in the United States. The Current Prescribable subset also includes over-the-counter drugs.
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVFContent view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
SourceSNOMEDCT_USConcept source abbreviation
Source NameUS Edition of SNOMED CTThe official name for a source
Source Version2022_07_31The source version
Source DateJanuary 03, 2023RxNorm data last updated
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RxNorm Atom ID: 10308787 - Full form of descriptor

Product containing precisely acarbose 25 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug)

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI200132RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI10308787Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept DescriptionProduct containing precisely acarbose 25 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug)Description of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)FNTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameFull form of descriptorName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionDescription of term type in source
CODE374595008"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Is Prescribable?YESThis drug is part of the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content, a subset of RxNorm that includes all drugs available for prescription in the United States. The Current Prescribable subset also includes over-the-counter drugs.
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVFContent view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
SourceSNOMEDCT_USConcept source abbreviation
Source NameUS Edition of SNOMED CTThe official name for a source
Source Version2022_07_31The source version
Source DateJanuary 03, 2023RxNorm data last updated
Source License ContactNational Library Of Medicine
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Information for Patients

Acarbose

Acarbose is used (with diet only or diet and other medications) to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) . Acarbose works by slowing the action of certain chemicals that break down food to release glucose (sugar) into your blood. Slowing food digestion helps keep blood glucose from rising very high after meals. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.
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Diabetes Medicines

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood.

What are the treatments for diabetes?

Treatments for diabetes depend on the type. Common treatments include a diabetic meal plan, regular physical activity, and medicines. Some less common treatments are weight loss surgery for either type and an artificial pancreas or pancreatic islet transplantation for some people with type 1 diabetes.

Who needs diabetes medicines?

People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin to control their blood sugar.

Some people with type 2 diabetes can control their blood sugar with healthy food choices and physical activity. But for others, a diabetic meal plan and physical activity are not enough. They need to take diabetes medicines.

The kind of medicine you take depends on your type of diabetes, daily schedule, medicine costs, and other health conditions.

What are the types of medicines for type 1 diabetes?

If you have type 1 diabetes, you must take insulin because your body no longer makes it. Different types of insulin start to work at different speeds, and the effects of each last a different length of time. You may need to use more than one type.

You can take insulin several different ways. The most common are with a needle and syringe, an insulin pen, or an insulin pump. If you use a needle and syringe or a pen, you have to take insulin several times during the day, including with meals. An insulin pump gives you small, steady doses throughout the day. Less common ways to take insulin include Inhalers, injection ports, and jet injectors.

In rare cases, taking insulin alone might not be enough to manage your blood sugar. Then you would need to take another diabetes medicine.

What are the types of medicines for type 2 diabetes?

There are several different medicines for type 2 diabetes. Each works in a different way. Many diabetes medicines are pills. There are also medicines that you inject under your skin, such as insulin.

Over time, you may need more than one diabetes medicine to manage your blood sugar. You might add another diabetes medicine or switch to a combination medicine. A combination medicine is a pill than contains more than one type of diabetes medicine. Some people with type 2 diabetes take both pills and insulin.

Even if you don't usually take insulin, you may need it at special times, such as during pregnancy or if you are in the hospital.

What else should I know about taking medicines for diabetes?

Even if you take medicines for diabetes, you still need to eat a healthy diet and do regular physical activity. These will help you manage your diabetes.

It is important to make sure that you understand your diabetes treatment plan. Talk to your provider about

  • What your target blood sugar level is
  • What to do if your blood sugar gets too low or too high
  • Whether your diabetes medicines will affect other medicines you take
  • Any side effects you have from the diabetes medicines

You should not change or stop your diabetes medicines on your own. Talk to your provider first.

Some people who take diabetes medicines may need medicines for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other conditions. This may help you avoid or control any complications of diabetes.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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