DIURIL is indicated for the treatment of hypertension and also as adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy, and kidney disease. When used for hypertension, it can be used alone or with other hypertension medications. Chlorothiazide is a diuretic that prompts the body to eliminate excess fluid.
Important Safety Information about DIURIL
DIURIL® (chlorothiazide) for Oral Suspension is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure and also as adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy, and kidney disease. When used for high blood pressure, it can be used alone or with other high blood pressure medications. Use with caution in patients with severe renal disease; thiazides may precipitate azotemia. Thiazides may add to or potentiate the action of other hypertensive drugs. Use with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function or progressive liver disease, since minor alterations of fluid and electrolyte balance may precipitate hepatic coma. Sensitivity reactions may occur in patients with or without a history of allergy or bronchial asthma. The possibility of exacerbation or activation of systemic lupus erythematosus has been reported. Lithium generally should not be given with diuretics. DIURIL is contraindicated in patients with anuria or who are hypersensitive to this product or to any other sulfonamide-derived drugs.
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