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Tolazamide
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Tolazamide (brand name Tolinase) is an anti-diabetic drug in the sulfonylureas class.

Action[]

Its official website highlights the reasons and its actions:[1]

  • Tolazamide belongs to a group of drugs classified under sulfonylureas. It stimulates release of insulin from pancreas increasing the supply of natural insulin in the body. This in turn lowers the level of blood sugar in the body.
  • It is prescribed to control high blood sugar in persons with type 2 diabetes. A proper diet and exercise program accompany its intake.


Side effects[]

Tolazamide causes changes in the blood sugar, and its dose should be carefully ascertained in consultation with a doctor. Sometimes, its usage may result into low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Low blood sugar requires immediate attention and medical care though if are able to feel it you may take some sugary item to increase the blood sugar for the time being. However, immediate medical consultation is always advisable. Low blood sugar may be result into any one or more of the following feelings:

  • Weakness, hunger and numbness or tingling around the mouth
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness and headache
  • Shakiness and clumsy movement
  • Pale skin and sweating
  • Nervousness or irritability
  • Sudden changes in behavior and mood

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