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    Information about Chlorpropamide

    Chlorpropamide uses

    Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How chlorpropamide works

    Chlorpropamide is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.

    Common side effects of chlorpropamide

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite, Vomiting
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    Last updated on:
    10 Jan 2020 | 02:47 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Chlorpropamide

    • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
    • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Chlorpropamide affects you.
    • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxiety.
    • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms, such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)