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Chlorpropamide General Information
Diabinese (Chlorpropamide) is used with a proper diet and exercise program. This is used to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This may also be used with other diabetes medication.
Controlling high blood sugar may help prevent blindness, kidney damage, loss of limbs, or nerve problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of stroke and heart attack.
How does Diabinese (Chlorpropamide) work?
Diabinese (Chlorpropamide) appears to lower the blood glucose acutely by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas. It is an effect dependent upon functioning beta cells in the pancreatic islets. This medication is absorbed rapidly from the gastrointestinal tract. After a single dose, within an hour it is rapidly detectable in the blood. It also reaches the level of the maximum within 2-4 hours.
This drug works by lowering your blood sugar. It is by causing the release of your body’s natural insulin.
Why use Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)?
Diabinese (Chlorpropamide) belongs to the class of medications known as sulfonylureas. This is available as 100mg and 250mg tablets for oral administration. Diabinese contains Chlorpropamide which is a white crystalline powder that has a slight odor. The (Food and Drug Administration) FDA approved this medication.
How to use Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)?
Diabinese (Chlorpropamide) is to be taken by mouth with breakfast. It is usually taken once a day. The recommended dosage is based on your condition and response. If it causes an upset stomach, discuss with your doctor if it may be helpful to divide your daily dose into smaller doses to be taken several times daily. Take this medicine at the same time each day or as prescribed by your doctor.
What are the side-effects of Diabinese (Chlorpropamide)?
- Loss of appetite
- Mild hunger
- Weight gain
- Skin rash
- Unusual fatigue
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Bloody or black stools
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Dark urine
If these side effects continue or get worse, call your doctor right away.
Warnings and Precautions
- Before using his drug, let your doctor know if you have any medical history, allergies, or current medications (vitamins or herbal supplements).
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Stop taking this and call for medical help if there is an allergic reaction.
- Do not use this longer than the prescription.
- You should not stop or change the dosage without consulting your doctor.