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- n. A sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug.
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- n. a drug (trade name Tolinase) used in treating stable adult-onset diabetes mellitus
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Metformin and sulfonylurea drugs -- the latter a class of diabetes drugs including glyburide, glipizide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide and tolazamide -- are often among the first medications prescribed to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Sulfonylureas include drugs like acetohexamide (Dymelor), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), tolazamide (Tolinase), tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, and Glynase PresTab) and glimepiride (Amaryl).