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  • n  sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus

  • For as long as 2 years, hundreds of thousands of diabetics all over the world have been treated with tablets of tolbutamide instead of insulin injections.
  • The Food and Drug Administration jumped into a medical dispute this fall when it warned doctors to restrict their use of tolbutamide, an orally administered antidiabetes drug.
  • But carbutamide or tolbutamide tablets may help a vast number of diabetics: persons in middle or late life, usually those of a rather heavy or stocky build, whose disease is .

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