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Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet belongs to a category of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs. It is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working according to your blood sugar levels.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effect of Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as diarrhea, sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it's important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine include taste changes, headache, stomach pain, lactic acidosis, and upper respiratory tract infection. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Uses of Chlorformin Tablet

Benefits of Chlorformin Tablet

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems and loss of limbs.
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet will reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if you have type 2 diabetes and already have cardiovascular disease. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

Side effects of Chlorformin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Chlorformin

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Stomach pain
  • Sweating
  • Taste change

How to use Chlorformin Tablet

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 may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Chlorformin Tablet works

Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two anti-diabetic medicines: Chlorpropamide and Phenformin. Chlorpropamide works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Phenformin works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Together, they lower your blood glucose effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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.

Alternate Brands

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Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient Concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
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References

  1. Chlorpropamide. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2008. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Phenformin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Chlorpropamide. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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