Rastinon 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Rastinon 500mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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144.36
₹14.44/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Rastinon Tablet

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Uses of Rastinon Tablet

Rastinon 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Rastinon Tablet

Common

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Rastinon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Rastinon 500mg Tablet with food.

How Rastinon Tablet works

Rastinon 500mg tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

In Depth Information on Rastinon Tablet

Expert advice for Rastinon Tablet

  • Rastinon should be taken with food.
  • You may get symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) with Rastinon. Symptoms are dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating or confusion.
  • The risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may increase if you miss or delay the meal, consume alcohol or use antidiabetic medication like insulin.
  • In most cases, the symptoms will quickly vanish if you take some kind of sugar (sugar candy/cubes).
  • It should be avoided or used with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Rastinon 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rastinon 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Rastinon 500mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Rastinon 500mg Tablet
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Rastinon 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rastinon 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Rastinon 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rastinon 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decamycin 4mg Injection, Manoprolol 40mg Tablet, Betsone 0.5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

You should skip a dose of Tolbutamide , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Rastinon 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Tolbutamide

Rastinon (brand name Orinase) is used in adults to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent) which cannot be controlled by diet alone
Rastinon helps pancreas to produce insulin which in turn helps to lower blood sugar
Rastinon is not contraindicated for older adults, but it should used with caution and should be initiated at lower doses
Rastinon is used in generic form. No brands are available for same.
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