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RASTINON 500MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RASTINON 500mg tablet

Tolbutamide(500mg)

food interaction for RASTINON tablet

alcohol interaction for RASTINON tablet

pregnancy interaction for RASTINON tablet

lactation interaction for RASTINON tablet

medicine interaction for RASTINON tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR RASTINON 500mg tablet

    Tolbutamide(500mg)

    Rastinon tablet uses

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

    How rastinon tablet works

    Rastinon 500mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

    Common side effects of rastinon tablet

    Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness

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    Expert advice FOR RASTINON tablet

    • The most common and serious side effect is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). If you consume excessive alcohol or if you have irregular dietary patterns, you are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Do not skip meals when taking this medicine.
    • Please be aware of signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (dizziness, tremor, sweating, headache).
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Tell your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • It should be avoided or use with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
    • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions FOR RASTINON 500mg tablet

    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
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    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)