chlorpropamide, Diabinese

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    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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PRESCRIBED FOR: It is believed that strict glucose control in diabetics reduces the chances of eye, kidney, and nerve damage. Chlorpropamide is used in type II diabetes to help lower and control blood glucose that is not controlled by diet and exercise.

SIDE EFFECTS: Chlorpropamide has similar side effects as other sulfonylureas.

The most common side effects of sulfonylureas are:

The above symptoms usually are avoided if the drug is ingested with a meal.

Hypoglycemia may occur during sulfonylurea therapy. Symptoms and signs include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2014

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