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Table 2—

Most frequently reported treatment-emergent adverse events

Adverse eventAcarbosePlacebo
n 40 43 
Flatulence 57.5* 27.9 
Diarrhea 15.0 14.0 
Abdominal pain 10.0 7.0 
Enlarged abdomen 7.5 4.7 
Nausea 5.0 2.3 
Chest pain 5.0 2.3 
Dyspnea 5.0 0.0 
Constipation 2.5 7.0 
Any 75.0 55.8 
Adverse eventAcarbosePlacebo
n 40 43 
Flatulence 57.5* 27.9 
Diarrhea 15.0 14.0 
Abdominal pain 10.0 7.0 
Enlarged abdomen 7.5 4.7 
Nausea 5.0 2.3 
Chest pain 5.0 2.3 
Dyspnea 5.0 0.0 
Constipation 2.5 7.0 
Any 75.0 55.8 

Data are %. Possible or probable relation to study medication given.

*

P = 0.0064 vs. placebo.

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