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    Information about Chlorpropamide

    Chlorpropamide uses

    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

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    Expert advice for Chlorpropamide

    • Helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes. 
    • Take just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
    • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
    • 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.

    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 23 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)