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Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Composition for Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

Uses of Chlorpropamide

Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Chlorpropamide side effects

Common

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

How to use Chlorpropamide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Chlorpropamide is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Uses of Phenformin

Phenformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Phenformin side effects

Common

Nausea, Taste change, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Bloating, Loss of appetite.

How to use Phenformin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Phenformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

In Depth Information on Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Chlorpropamide

  • Chlorpropamide helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes. 
  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Chlorpropamide affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Expert advice for Phenformin

  • Phenformin has been withdrawn from the market due to the high incidence of lactic acidosis, a life-threatening side effect.
Chlorformin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Chlorformin Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Chlorpropamide

Q. Is Chlorpropamide a sulfa drug?
Yes, Chlorpropamide is a sulfa drug that belongs to a group called sulphonylureas
Q. What is Chlorpropamide used for?
Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Q. How does Chlorpropamide work?
Chlorpropamide stimulates the release of insulin from pancreas which helps in lowering of blood glucose level.

Substitutes for Chlorformin

No substitutes found for this medicine
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