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Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Chlorformin Tablet

Chlorformin 25 mg/50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Chlorformin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)

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.

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.

Chlorformin Tablet related warnings

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
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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Chlorformin

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Hi Doctor I have Type 2 diabetes, at present i m taking istamet 50/1000 mg, kindly advise if my medicine can be stopped
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Please consult doctor regarding this issue
i have type 2 diabetes and BP problem .I use Angizaar 50 mg but its price is too high 95 for 10 tablets .I cannot afford this.Can u suggest ne best replacement tabkets with quite low price.Please consult me .I am in big troubleIs there no one to help me
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Needs to see the patient for priscribing substitute medicine as needs to examine , investigate and proper medical history required. So consult doctor near by or visit our clinic.
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