Tolazamide - Drug Information

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General Information on Tolazamide

Generic Name : Tolazamide

Pronunciation : tole az' a mide

Latest prescription information about Tolazamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tolazamide

International- Tolinase.

Why is Tolazamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes either alone or with other medications.  

When should Tolazamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetes, severe burns and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Tolazamide?

The recommended initial dose is 100 mg to 250 mg orally daily with breakfast.

How should Tolazamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tolazamide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, thyroid or heart problems, stomach problem, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Tolazamide?

   Most Common : Decrease in blood sugar level.
   Gastrointestinal : Jaundice, nausea, epigastric fullness and heartburn.
   Skin : Allergic skin reactions such as itching, redness, hives, sensitivity to light and bruising.
   Blood : Decrease in white/red blood cells, platelets and anemia.
   Miscellaneous : Weakness, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, malaise and headache reported very rarely.

What are the other precautions for Tolazamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Tolazamide?

Keep this medication in an airtight container and away from children.
Store it at room temperature.

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