Diabinese

(chlorpropamide)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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Diabinese (chlorpropamide) is a less commonly used medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it can cause low blood sugar levels so always carry some form of sugar with you that can be readily used.

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Quick facts about chlorpropamide
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (chlorpropamide)

Upsides

  • Diabinese (chlorpropamide) is effective at controlling blood sugar and A1c levels.It is an oral medicine and a good alternative for those who don't like injections.
  • It protects your organs and blood vessels by preventing the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels.
  • Diabinese (chlorpropamide) is available as a cheaper, generic form.
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Downsides

  • Diabinese (chlorpropamide) can cause blood sugar levels to be low.
  • While taking Diabinese (chlorpropamide), your blood sugars should be checked regularly.
  • It can cause mild weight gain of 2-3 pounds.
  • Diabinese (chlorpropamide) can lose its effectiveness over time.
  • It needs to be taken with a meal for it to be most effective.
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How it works

Diabinese (chlorpropamide) stimulates your body to release more insulin, which lowers the amount of sugar in your blood and reduces damage to vital organs.

Quick facts about chlorpropamide
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (chlorpropamide)

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What to expect when you take Diabinese (chlorpropamide) for Type 2 diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nausea
  • Hunger
  • Diarrhea
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Risks and Warnings for Diabinese (chlorpropamide)

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  • Medicines that lower blood sugar similarly to Diabinese (chlorpropamide) can increase your risk of death from heart problems when compared to other methods of controlling blood sugar, specifically with diet alone or diet and insulin. Talk to your doctor about the risk and benefits of taking Diabinese (chlorpropamide) to decide if it is the right medicine for you.

Common concerns from people taking Diabinese (chlorpropamide)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Diabinese (chlorpropamide).
Food
  • It needs to be taken with a meal for it to be most effective.
Weight
  • It can cause mild weight gain of 2-3 pounds.