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    Information about Tolbutamide

    Tolbutamide uses

    Tolbutamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How tolbutamide works

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

    Common side effects of tolbutamide

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

    Available Medicine for Tolbutamide

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    Expert advice for Tolbutamide

    • Tolbutamide helps to control blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications.
    • Take Tolbutamide 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 Tolbutamide.
    • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Tolbutamide.

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)