Asucrol helps control high blood sugar and prevents the risk of kidney problems, heart disease, blindness, impotency and stroke. It stimulates the release of insulin in the body, which lowers the level of blood sugar.
Asucrol is a prescription medicament distributed under the brand names Orinase, Diabinese, and Tolinase. Asucrol is sold under several generic names including Acetohexamide, Tolbutamide and Tolazamide. It is a medicament used by patients with type II diabetes.
Asucrol is taken orally, usually once a day after breakfast, as prescribed by the doctor. The dosage may vary depending on the medical condition and the response of the patient to the medicament. It is best to take the medicine at the same time regularly to get its full benefit. Avoid taking more than what is prescribed to avoid overdose.
Patients taking Asucrol may experience side effects including diarrhea, weight gain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. These are minor side effects but it is still important to inform your doctor about these.
There are rare cases of serious side effects that include unusual exhaustion, irregular heartbeat, mood changes, weakness of the muscles, dark color stool, swelling of feet or hands, muscle weakness, vomiting, yellowish skin and eyes and stomach pains. The patient should be taken to a hospital if any of these serious side effects occur.
Asucrol can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This side effect may be experienced by patients who do not consume enough calories. It is advisable to always carry some glucose pills to raise the blood sugar if necessary. You may use substitutes such as orange juice, candy, honey and sugar. It is essential to closely monitor your blood sugar if you are using Asucrol.
If you need to use Asucrol, inform your doctor if you have any allergies to this or similar medicaments. Also tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions such as kidney problems, heart problems, thyroid problems, liver problem, poor diet or mineral imbalance.
The medicament affects your vision and can cause drowsiness so it is advised not to engage in activities that require normal alertness such as operating machines, driving and other extreme activities.
Patients who are taking this medicament should avoid alcoholic drinks because it increases the risk of having hypoglycemia. Alcohol also interacts with the medicament and can cause discomfort and unwanted side effects such as stomach pain, nausea, facial flushing and dizziness.
While taking Asucrol, it is best to avoid too much exposure to sunlight because the medicament causes the body to be more sensitive with the sun. Wear some protective clothing when going outdoors.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking the medicine to avoid any risk to the infant.
This medicament is only prescribed by doctors and should not be shared with anyone.
Asucrol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of asucrol is C10H13ClN2O3S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N-(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonylmethanamide
• Molecular weight is 276.741 g/mol
• Asucrol available : 100mg tablets and 250mg tablets
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