Reviewed on 8/19/2021

What Is Chlorophyll and How Does It Work?

Chlorophyll is used for reducing colostomy, ileostomy, or incontinence odor.

  • Chlorophyll is available under the following different brand names: Derifil, Chloresium, and PALS.

What Are Dosages of Chlorophyll?

Dosages of Chlorophyll:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths


  • 10 mg
  • 20 mg
  • 100 mg

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Fecal Odor with Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Incontinence

  • Adults: 100-200 mg/day orally; may increase to 300 mg if needed
  • Children over 12 years: 100-200 mg/day orally; may increase to 300 mg if needed
  • Alternatively, tablets may be placed in ostomy receptacle instead of taken orally


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Chlorophyll ?

Side effects of chlorophyll include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Chlorophyll ?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Chlorophyll has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns, or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Chlorophyll ?


  • This medication contains chlorophyll. Do not take Derifil, Chloresium, or PALS if you are allergic to chlorophyll or any ingredients contained in this drug
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately


  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Chlorophyll?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Chlorophyll?"


  • Decrease dose if gastrointestinal (GI) cramping or diarrhea occurs.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use chlorophyll with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done
  • The effects of Chlorophyll during lactation are unknown
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs
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