Pfizer | Diabinese (Medication)
Diabinese/chlorpropamide is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Short-term administration of Diabinese/chlorpropamide may be sufficient during periods of transient loss of control in patients usually controlled well on diet.
The mild to moderately severe, middle-aged, stable type 2 diabetes patient should be started on 250 mg daily. There is no fixed dosage regimen for the management of type 2 diabetes with Diabinese/chlorpropamide or any other hypoglycemic agent….
Diabinese: Side Effects
Gastrointestinal disturbances are the most common reactions; nausea, and diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, and hunger may occur. As with other sulfonylureas, porphyria cutanea tarda and photosensitivity reactions have been reported. Skin eruptions rarely progressing to erythema multiforme and exfoliative dermatitis have also been reported….
Before taking Diabinese, tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to other sulfonylurea drugs (e.g., tolbutamide) or if you have any other allergies. 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); kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid problems, poor diet, irregular eating patterns, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, SIADH-syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone), mineral imbalance (low sodium blood level).
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….