A nurse is questioning a patient about medical history and the patient indicates taking acarbose. The nurse should question the patient about which disease?


•Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor that is used to treat type 2 diabetes.

•Acarbose inhibits the absorption of carbohydrates, lowering blood glucose after a meal.

•Incorrect: Acarbose is not used to treat osteoporosis, CHF, or hypertension.

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