Tolazamide, which is the generic name of Tolinase, is prescribed to type 2 diabetics to assist them in regulating their blood glucose levels. Its main function is to take the insulin that is produced by the pancreas and utilize it in the most efficient manner.
The best application of Tolazamide is to incorporate it with both a proper diet and exercise regimen. Although it has shown very favorable results, it is still often prescribed with other medications, as well.
Tolazamide is widely used unless the individual suffers from diabetic ketoacidosis. Also, diabetics who have a history of heart disease, kidney disease or liver disease will have to need their dosage regulated.
Individuals may experience some allergic reactions to taking this medicine. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately: difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat, tongue, face and/or lips and hives.
Common side effects of this medication are headache, weakness and dizziness, nausea, and an appearance of a skin rash or redness. More serious side effects are: bleeding or bruising easily, excessive thirst, weakness, extreme headache, nausea and vomiting, chest pain with shortness of breath and a feeling as if you are going to lose consciousness. If you develop any of these severe symptoms, you must notify your physician immediately.
Dosage should be followed precisely as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dosage, it is okay to take it as long as it is not close to your next scheduled dosage, as you should never double up on this medication.