"What are diuretics and how do they work?
The amount of fluid (water) retained by the body is controlled primarily by the kidneys. This occurs due to the kidney's ability to control the retention and elimination of sodium and chlorid"...
Diuril Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my doctor before taking chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to chlorothiazide, or if you are unable to urinate.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Before taking chlorothiazide, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- asthma or allergies;
- diabetes; or
- if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take chlorothiazide.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether chlorothiazide is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Chlorothiazide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take chlorothiazide (Diuril)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Your blood and urine may need to be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated.
Chlorothiazide can interfere with the results of a thyroid test. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using a thiazide diuretic.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Store the tablets at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.
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