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Diuril Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- How should I take chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Diuril)?
- What happens if I overdose (Diuril)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Diuril)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Diuril)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, and muscle weakness or limp feeling.
What should I avoid while taking chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of chlorothiazide.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you light-headed (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to the side effects of chlorothiazide.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- other blood pressure medications;
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others; or
- insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with chlorothiazide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorothiazide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Diuril Information
- Diuril Drug Interactions Center: chlorothiazide oral
- Diuril Side Effects Center
- Diuril Overview including Precautions
- Diuril FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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