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CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Chlorpropamide (klor-PROE-pa-mide) Treats diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas.

When To Not Use CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorpropamide or to related medicines such as Orinase®, Tolinase®, DiaBeta®, or Micronase®. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How Should You Use CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • While using this medicine, avoid using aspirin unless approved by your doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Chlorpropamide interacts with many medicines. Before you start taking chlorpropamide, make sure your doctor knows of all other medicines you are taking.

CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before taking if you have liver, kidney, or heart disease, G-6-PD deficiency, or have an adrenal or pituitary gland disorder.
  • To control your diabetes, follow the diet that your doctor ordered and take this medicine on a regular schedule.
  • You may have low blood sugar while you are taking chlorpropamide, especially if you miss a meal, exercise for a long time, or drink alcohol. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, shakiness, weakness, trouble concentrating, drowsiness, feeling very hungry, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, confusion, or a headache that won't go away.
  • Ask your doctor what you should do in case you have low blood sugar. You will need to control it quickly.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking chlorpropamide before you have any kind of surgery.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid sunlamps or tanning beds.

CHLORPROPAMIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Unexplained fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Dark urine, light bowel movements
  • Swelling of feet or legs
  • Severe tiredness or confusion
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin sensitive to sunlight
  • Skin rash or itching

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