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Diabinese Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- How should I take chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Diabinese)?
- What happens if I overdose (Diabinese)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Diabinese)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember (take the medication with food if your doctor instructs you to). Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Diabinese)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A chlorpropamide overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Chlorpropamide can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect chlorpropamide (Diabinese)?
You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you are taking chlorpropamide with other drugs that raise blood sugar, such as:
- diuretics (water pills);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- phenothiazines (Compazine and others);
- thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others);
- birth control pills and other hormones;
- seizure medicines (Dilantin and others);
- diet pills; and
- medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.
You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are taking chlorpropamide with other drugs that lower blood sugar, such as:
- exenatide (Byetta);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
- aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol);
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim and others);
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI);
- beta-blockers (Tenormin and others);
- a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven); and
- other oral diabetes medications, especially acarbose (Precose), metformin (Glucophage), miglitol (Glyset), pioglitazone (Actos), or rosiglitazone (Avandia).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chlorpropamide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorpropamide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Diabinese Information
- Diabinese Drug Interactions Center: chlorpropamide oral
- Diabinese Side Effects Center
- Diabinese Overview including Precautions
- Diabinese FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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