Tolinase

What is Tolinase?

Tolinase is a diabetes medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It may also be used with other diabetes medications.

Who can take it?

Adults with type 2 diabetes can take Tolinase with their doctor's approval and supervision.

What dosage can I take and how should I take it?

The prescribed dosage can be either 100 mg, 250 mg, or 500 mg.

How often should I take Tolinase?

Once a day.

When should I take it?

With breakfast, or the first main meal of the day.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects may include Stomach cramps, bloating, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and weight gain.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Tolinase?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid problems, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone-SIADH), electrolyte imbalance (low sodium blood level).

Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

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Sources
  1. Tolinase, WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-6154-tolinase+oral.aspx?drugid=6154&drugname=tolinase+oral. (Accessed 7/31/13).
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