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Can You Get a Tolbutamide Prescription Online?

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Can You Get a Tolbutamide Prescription Online?

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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer is a writer in the Midwest who writes about a variety of topics but especially enjoys educating people about their health and the health of their pets.

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June 8, 2019 Read Time - 5 minutes

Can You Get a Tolbutamide Prescription Online?

If you have type 2 diabetes, a doctor may have recommended that you take tolbutamide to help control your blood sugar. Now you’re wondering if you can get a tolbutamide prescription online.

Since tolbutamide isn’t right for everybody, let’s first discuss what it is, how it works, the risks and benefits, and other considerations and precautions you need to be aware of before you start taking tolbutamide. Then we can discuss how you can get a tolbutamide prescription online.

What is Tolbutamide?

Tolbutamide is a medication that’s used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s in a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, which cause the pancreas to produce more insulin. Brand names of tolbutamide include Orinase and Tol-Tab.

How does Tolbutamide work?

Sulfonylureas like tolbutamide work by causing the pancreas to release more insulin, which helps manage blood sugar levels without as much need for synthetic insulin.

Tolbutamide dosage and treatment

Tolbutamide is a tablet that’s usually taken once a day in the morning. If this causes you to have an upset stomach, talk to your doctor about taking several smaller doses throughout the day. Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions since everybody has different dosage requirements.

Benefits of Tolbutamide

High blood sugar levels can cause blindness, loss of limbs, kidney damage, nerve problems, and sexual dysfunction. Since tolbutamide lowers blood sugar, it lowers the risks of developing these problems.

Side Effects of Tolbutamide

Like all medications, tolbutamide does carry a risk of side effects. While most people don’t experience side effects, you may experience things like:

  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Full feeling
  • Changes in taste
  • Low sodium levels
  • Pale skin
  • Yellowing skin or eyes
  • Dark urine
  • Weight gain
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Mouth sores
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Itching, redness, or rash
  • Liver problems
  • Serious allergic reaction
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Considerations and Precautions of Tolbutamide

While generally considered safe, tolbutamide is not right for everybody. Be sure to tell your doctor about your full medical history and any medications you take to avoid potentially serious complications.

Tolbutamide Interactions

Tolbutamide may interact with certain medications. Always tell your doctor about all medications you take, including over the counter medications, supplements, and vitamins. Be especially certain to mention any of the following:

  • Chloramphenicol
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Miconazole (Monistat)
  • Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Isoniazid (INH)
  • Niacin
  • Blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin)
  • NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Medications for asthma, nausea, colds, or mental illness
  • Calcium channel blockers like diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac, others), nicardipine (Cardene), felodipine (Plendil), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular), amlodipine (Norvasc), isradipine (DynaCirc), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)
  • Salicylate pain relievers like choline salicylate (Arthropan), diflunisal (Dolobid), choline magnesium trisalicylate, magnesium salicylate (Doan’s, others), and salsalate (Argesic, Salgesic, Disalcid)
  • Beta blockers like labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), atenolol (Tenormin), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal)
  • Oral steroids like methylprednisolone (Medrol), dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), and prednisone (Deltasone)
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
  • Sulfa antibiotics like co-trimoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Thyroid medications
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan)
  • Hormone replacement therapy and hormonal contraceptives (patches, rings, birth control pills, implants, and injections)
  • Insulin or other medications to treat high blood sugar or diabetes
  • MAO inhibitors like selegiline (Zelapar, Eldepryl, Emsam), phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazid (Marplan), and tranylcypromine (Parnate)

Other Tolbutamide Considerations

Tolbutamide may cause complications if you have certain health conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Low sodium levels
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Certain hormonal conditions (thyroid disease, adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone-SIADH)

Can You Buy Tolbutamide Online?

It’s important to use caution when trying to buy tolbutamide online. While some websites claim they can mail prescription medication from other countries, these sites are skirting the law because federal law requires everybody to talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication.

Luckily, there is a legal and safe way to buy tolbutamide online. PlushCare allows you to have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor who can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.

Getting started is simple. Just click here or call (888) 906-7313 any time of day or night to schedule an appointment. You’ll have a phone or video appointment with one of our trusted doctors. If they agree that you may benefit from tolbutamide, they will send an electronic prescription to your preferred pharmacy, where you can pick it up when it’s ready.

It really is that easy to get a tolbutamide prescription online. Just call (888) 906-7313 or click here to get started now and get your tolbutamide prescription online.

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