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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

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Chlorformin 25mg/50mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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.
Chlorformin 25mg/50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Chlorpropamide(25 mg)


Chlorpropamide is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Chlorpropamide is an oral hypoglycemic agent that belongs to a class of medications called sulphonylureas. It works by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas.

Common side effects

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


For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus.

How it works

The biguanide phenformin decrease ion transport processes, influence cellular metabolism and activate AMPK. Phenformin's hypoglycemic activity is related the effect it has in activating AMPK and fooling insulin sensitive cells into thinking that insulin levels are low and causing the body to use glucose as if in a state of low caloric consumption.

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

  • You should be regularly monitored for blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin during chlorpropamide treatment.
  • Take necessary precautions while using chlorpropamide as it may cause low blood sugar levels (symptoms: headache, hunger, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, or feeling shaky). It is advisable to carry a reliable source of glucose (sugar, candy or juice) to avoid low blood sugar.
  • Caution should be exercised if you are an elderly patient (? 65 years of age) and if you have cardiovascular disease.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as chlorpropamide may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking chlorpropamide as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CHLORFORMIN


 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.


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