GENERIC NAME: tolazamide
DISCONTINUED BRAND NAME: Tolinase
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Tolazamide is used with diet and exercise to reduce blood glucose levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Side effects associated with tolazamide therapy include:
- Increase sensitivity to the sunlight (photophobia),
- Sensations of stomach fullness
- Muscle weakness
- Water loss from the body (diuresis)
Possible serious side effects of tolazamide include:
- Disulfiram (Antabuse)-like reactions (for example, severe flushing accompanied by low blood pressure (hypotension) and tachycardia
- Low blood glucose
- Low blood sodium
- Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)
- Blood disorders
- Liver dysfunction
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