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Methyclothiazide

Methyclothiazide
(methyclothiazide) Tablet 5 mg

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) , a diuretic-antihypertensive agent, is a member of the benzothiadiazine (thiazide) class of drugs. It is an analogue of hydrochlorothiazide and occurs as a white to practically white crystalline powder which is basically odorless. Methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) is very slightly soluble in water and chloroform, and slightly soluble in alcohol. Chemically, methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) is represented as 6-chloro-3-(chloromethyl)-3,4-dihydro-2-methyl-2H-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1,1-dioxide. The structural formula is:

 METHYCLOTHIAZIDE - methyclothiazide tablet  Structural Formula Illustration

C9H11Cl2N3O4S2     M.W. 360.23

Each methyclothiazide tablet for oral administration contains 5 mg methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide (methyclothiazide tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) tablet 5 mg) and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate and FD&C Blue #1.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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