Chlorpropamide

Information about Chlorpropamide

Chlorpropamide uses

Chlorpropamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How chlorpropamide works

Chlorpropamide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects of chlorpropamide

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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Expert advice for Chlorpropamide

  • The most common and serious side effect is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). If you consume excessive alcohol or if you have irregular dietary patterns, you are at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Do not skip meals when taking this medicine.
  • Please be aware of signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (dizziness, tremor, sweating, headache).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It should be avoided or use with caution if you are also taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), alcohol, β-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpropamide

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 26 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)