Orinase

What is Orinase?

Orinase 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 Orinase with their doctor's approval and supervision.

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

The dosage is usually 250 mg, taken orally.

How often should I take Orinase?

Once a day.

When should I take it?

In the morning.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects include weight gain, stomach fullness, nausea, and headache.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Orinase?

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

 

Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. Orinase, WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-6237-orinase+oral.aspx?drugid=6237&drugname=orinase+oral. (Accessed 7/31/13).

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