You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorpropamide or to related medicines such as Orinase®, Tolinase®, DiaBeta®, or Micronase®. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Talk with your doctor before taking if you have liver, kidney, or heart disease, G-6-PD deficiency, or have an adrenal or pituitary gland disorder.
To control your diabetes, follow the diet that your doctor ordered and take this medicine on a regular schedule.
You may have low blood sugar while you are taking chlorpropamide, especially if you miss a meal, exercise for a long time, or drink alcohol. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, shakiness, weakness, trouble concentrating, drowsiness, feeling very hungry, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, confusion, or a headache that won't go away.
Ask your doctor what you should do in case you have low blood sugar. You will need to control it quickly.
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking chlorpropamide before you have any kind of surgery.
This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid sunlamps or tanning beds.