Generic Name : Tolazamide Pronunciation : tole az' a mide Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
International- Tolinase. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes either alone or with other medications. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with diabetes, severe burns and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended initial dose is 100 mg to 250 mg orally daily with breakfast. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep this medication in an airtight container and away from children.
Store it at room temperature.
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