Medicine Overview of Rastinon Tablet
Uses of Rastinon Tablet
Rastinon 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Side effects of Rastinon Tablet
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.
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. Rastinon 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Rastinon Tablet works
Rastinon 500mg tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). 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 helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Rastinon.
- Take Rastinon 30 minutes before meal, preferably your first large meal of the day.
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Rastinon.
- Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases.
Special precautions for Rastinon 500mg Tablet
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rastinon 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
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.+more
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Rastinon 500mg Tablet...
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Rastinon 500mg Tablet
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is+more
low or high. If this happens, do not drive....
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.+more
Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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.+more
Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Rastinon 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Manoprolol 40mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet
You should skip a dose of Tolbutamide , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
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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Substitutes for Rastinon
No substitutes found for this medicine