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chlorpropamide


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n. an oral hypoglycaemic drug (see sulphonylurea) used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and diabetes insipidus. Because it is very long acting, chlorpropamide has more side effects than other sulphonylureas and carries a risk of hypoglycaemia; it is therefore not now recommended for type 2 diabetes.

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