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Primary Uses

Type II Diabetes


This medicine is used for managing maturity onset diabetes

Side Effects



Please consult your doctor before taking this medicne.


Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by women who are breastfeeding.


Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.



What is chlorpropamide? How does it work?

Chlorpropamide is an anti-diabetic medication used to treat type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas and helps lowering the blood glucose.

Can this drug be used in Type 1 diabetes?

No, this drug cannot be used in type 1 diabetes.

Is this drug a sulfa drug?

Yes, Chlorpropamide is a sulfa drug which belongs to the group of sulphonylureas.

Can this medication cause hypoglycemia?

This medicine may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if used with other anti-diabetic medication and insulin.

How can I prevent low blood sugar while using this drug?

When taking this medication, you are advised to not skip your meals and take them regularly to prevent low blood sugar.

Can I experience dizziness or blurred vision?

Yes, you may experience dizziness or blurred vision as a side effect of this medication and if you experience low blood sugar.

Can this medicine help lower my HBA1C?

Yes, this medicine can definitely help lowering your HBA1C.

Can this medication cause a stomach upset?

Yes, this medicine may cause a stomach upset as a side effect of this medication.

Can this medication make me sensitive to sun light?

Yes. This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight therefore; limit your time and exposure to sun. In case you develop any redness or skin blisters, please consult your doctor immediately.

Can I use this medication during pregnancy?

Please consult your physician before using this medicine during pregnancy.

Can this medicine be used in breast-feeding?

This drug passes into breast milk. Therefore; avoid using this medication during lactation. Consult your doctor for further assistance.

Can I use this drug if I have a heart condition?

Yes, you can take this drug if you have a heart disease. Please refer to your doctor further assistance.

Can I take this medicine if I am taking beta-blockers?

Please consult your doctor if you are taking beta blockers because it may affect the activity of this drug.

Can I gain weight by using this medication?

Yes, you may gain weight as a side effect of using this medicine. Please consult your doctor if experience any such problem.

Can this medication be used if I have liver or kidney impairment?

It is advised to use this medicine very cautiously if you have a liver or kidney disease. Please consult your doctor before using this medication.


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