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RASTINON 500MG TABLET

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Composition for RASTINON

Tolbutamide(500 mg)

food interaction for RASTINON

alcohol interaction for RASTINON

pregnancy interaction for RASTINON

lactation interaction for RASTINON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Rastinon 500mg tablet with food.
Rastinon 500mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RASTINON

Tolbutamide(500 mg)

Uses

Rastinon 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Rastinon 500mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Increased sensitivity to light, Abnormal liver function tests, Anemia, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Fall in blood sugar level, Headache, Decreased appetite, Increased appetite, Jaundice, Rash, Ringing in ear, Tingling sensation, Vomiting, Weight gain

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Expert advice for RASTINON

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.
  • Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    • Delay or missing scheduled meals or snacks. 
    • Exercising more than usual. 
    • Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    • Using too much insulin. 
    • Sickness (vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool and pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.
  • Tolbutamide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.

Frequently asked questions for RASTINON

Tolbutamide

Q.What is tolbutamide/ what is tolbutamide orinase/ what is tolbutamide used for?
Tolbutamide (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

Q.How does tolbutamide work/ how does tolbutamide lower blood glucose?
Tolbutamide helps pancreas to produce insulin which in turn helps to lower blood sugar

Q.Is tolbutamide contraindicated for older adults?
Tolbutamide is not contraindicated for older adults, but it should used with caution and should be initiated at lower doses

Q.Is tolbutamide still used?
Tolbutamide is used in generic form. No brands are available for same.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)