How it works
Common side effects
- 1 variant(s)
- 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
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.