Copamide is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Copamide helps to keep blood sugar levels under control.
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Drug information on Copamide (Chlorpropamide) from Dey's Medical Stores (Mfg) Ltd
Drug Name : Chlorpropamide
Chlorpropamide(Chlorformin) generic Copamide is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Copamide helps to keep blood sugar levels under control.
More Info about Chlorpropamide
Trade Names for Chlorpropamide
Chlorformin, Diabinese, Glucamide
PO- The recommended initial dose is 250mg/day. It may be adjusted based on patient’s condition.
Body as a Whole : Low blood sugar, Disulfiram-like
Central Nervous System : Dizziness and headache.
Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and hunger.
Liver : Jaundice.
Skin : Itching and hives.
Blood : Anemia and decrease in blood counts.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Contraindicated in patients with type 1 diabetes and hypersensitivity.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver, kidney, thyroid, adrenal or pituitary disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to sunburn.
It may cause low blood sugar with the following symptoms: weakness, fainting, anxiety, dizziness or drowsiness, if it is so consult with your physician.
Follow proper diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Schedule : G Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.