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(chlorpropamide) Tablets, USP
For Oral Use
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DIABINESE® (chlorpropamide), is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug of the sulfonylurea class. Chlorpropamide is l-[(p-Chlorophenyl)sulfonyl]-3-propylurea, C10H13ClN2O3S, and has the structural formula:
Chlorpropamide is a white crystalline powder, that has a slight odor. It is practically insoluble in water at pH 7.3 (solubility at pH 6 is 2.2 mg/mL). It is soluble in alcohol and moderately soluble in chloroform. The molecular weight of chlorpropamide is 276.74. DIABINESE (chlorpropamide) is available as 100 mg and 250 mg tablets.
Inert ingredients are: alginic acid; Blue 1 Lake; hydroxypropyl cellulose; magnesium stearate; precipitated calcium carbonate; sodiukm lauryl sulfate; starch.
What are the possible side effects of chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is the most common side effect of chlorpropamide. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, trouble concentrating, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, fainting, or seizure (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal). Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar.
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What are the precautions when taking chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
Before taking chlorpropamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sulfonylurea drugs (e.g., tolbutamide); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain metabolic condition (diabetic ketoacidosis).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid problems, poor diet, irregular eating patterns, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/25/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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