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What is tolbutamide?

Tolbutamide, also known by the brand name Orinase, is a sulfonylurea that lowers your blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to release insulin into the blood stream. Insulin in the bloodstream helps carry sugar into the cells where it is used as fuel. Tolbutamide is available in a tablet or capsule form for use by people with type 2 diabetes. It is not a substitute for a proper diet, but a supplement for those with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) who cannot control their blood sugar by lifestyle changes alone.

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