Orinase Medication - Uses & Side Effects
TOLBUTAMIDE (Orinase®) helps to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Treatment is combined with a suitable diet and balanced exercise. Tolbutamide increases the amount of insulin released from the pancreas and helps your body to use insulin more efficiently. Generic tolbutamide tablets are available. Orinase is an oral antidiabetic medication used to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced no longer works properly. Insulin works by helping sugar get inside the body's cells, where it is then used for energy.
There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent). Type 1 diabetes usually requires taking insulin injections for life, while type 2 diabetes can usually be treated by dietary changes, exercise, and/or oral antidiabetic medications such as Orinase. Orinase controls diabetes by stimulating the pancreas to secrete more insulin and by helping insulin work better.
Occasionally, type 2 diabetics must take insulin injections temporarily during stressful periods or times of illness. When diet, exercise, and an oral antidiabetic medication fail to reduce symptoms and/or blood sugar levels, a person with type 2 diabetes may require long-term insulin injections.
Uses of Orinase
Side Effects of Orinase
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Orinase. Side effects may include:Side effects from Orinase are rare and seldom require discontinuation of Orinase.
Warnings and precautions before taking Orinase :
Drug Interaction :- If Orinase is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Orinase with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. An overdose of Orinase can cause low blood sugar (see "Special warnings about Orinase"). Eating sugar or a sugar-based product will often correct mild hypoglycemia. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a tolbutamide overdose include hunger, nausea, anxiety, cold sweats, weakness, drowsiness, unconsciousness, and coma.
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