Diuril (Chlorothiazide) for Heart disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Diuril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Diuril is also indicated to be used along with other medications to treat edema associated with congestive heart failure. may be referred to by its drug name, Chlorothiazide.

Diuril is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Diuril is generally taken once or twice a day.

Diuril comes in oral suspension form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Diuril lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, weakness, skin rash, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, and impotence.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Diuril include severe electrolyte imbalance, kidney failure, gout, severe skin reactions, exacerbation or activation of lupus, and increased cholesterol or triglycerides.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Diuril prescribing information (PDF) – Valeant

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