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CHLORFORMIN 25MG/50MG TABLET

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Composition for CHLORFORMIN

Chlorpropamide(25 mg),Phenformin(50 mg)

food interaction for CHLORFORMIN

alcohol interaction for CHLORFORMIN

pregnancy interaction for CHLORFORMIN

lactation interaction for CHLORFORMIN

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Chlorformin 25mg/50mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Chlorformin 25mg/50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Chlorformin 25mg/50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CHLORFORMIN

Chlorpropamide(25 mg)

Uses

Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Chlorpropamide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Pale red skin, Itching, Dizziness, Fall in blood sugar level, Headache, Indigestion, Skin redness, Weight loss
Phenformin(50 mg)

Uses

Phenformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Phenformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), Diarrhoea, Bitter taste, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Skin reaction, Vomiting, Weight loss

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Expert advice for CHLORFORMIN

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.
  • Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    • Delay or missing scheduled meals or snacks. 
    • Exercising more than usual. 
    • Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    • Using too much insulin. 
    • Sickness (vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool and pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.
  • Chlorpropamide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.

Frequently asked questions for CHLORFORMIN

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)