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:
- heart palpitations,
- numbness around the mouth,
- tingling of the fingers,
- muscle weakness,
- blurred vision,
- sensation of cold,
- excessive yawning,
- confusion, or
- loss of consciousness.
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