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ATC Group: A10BB02 Chlorpropamide

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A10
Drugs used in diabetes
3
A10B
Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins
4
A10BB
Sulfonamides, urea derivatives
5
A10BB02
Chlorpropamide

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Chlorpropamide

Chlorpropamide is a sulfonylurea hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. It appears to lower the blood glucose acutely by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas, an effect dependent upon functioning beta cells in the pancreatic islets. The mechanism by which chlorpropamide lowers blood glucose during long-term administration has not been clearly established.