Tolbutamide - Drug Information

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General Information on Tolbutamide

Generic Name : Tolbutamide

Pronunciation : tole byoo' ta mide

Latest prescription information about Tolbutamide. 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 Tolbutamide

India : 

International : 

Diabinese, Orinase, Tolinase, Apo-Tolbutamide, Artosin, Diaval, Mobenol, Novo-Butamide, Rastinon

Why is Tolbutamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes.  It is used along with diet and exercise. It causes the pancreas to release insulin.

When should Tolbutamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetes, severe burn 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 Tolbutamide?

PO- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 3 grams daily.

How should Tolbutamide be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Tolbutamide?

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 Tolbutamide?

   Most Common : Feeling of stomach fullness, heartburn, nausea and decrease in blood sugar level.
   Gastrointestinal : Jaundice, nausea 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 are reported very rarely.

What are the other precautions for Tolbutamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Tolbutamide?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : G

Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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