Information about Chlorpropamide
Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How chlorpropamide works
Chlorpropamide is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
Common side effects of chlorpropamide
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness
Available Medicine for Chlorpropamide
- ₹7Pfizer Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Chlorpropamide
- Chlorpropamide helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications.
- You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Chlorpropamide.
- Take Chlorpropamide 30 minutes before meal, preferably your first large meal of the day.
- Learn how to identify and manage symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, and headache, and teach your family as well.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Chlorpropamide.
- Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases.
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.