Tolinase (Tolazamide) for Diabetes | DiabetesTeam

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Tolinase is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tolinase is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Tolinase is also referred to by its drug name, Tolazamide.

Tolinase is a sulfonylurea. Tolinase is believed to work by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Tolinase is generally taken once daily, in the morning with breakfast.

Tolinase comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Tolinase lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach cramps, weight gain, and bloating.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Tolinase include systemic allergic reaction.

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