Generic Name(s): Chlorothiazide
Drug Class: Thiazide Diuretic
Treats: Hypertension, fluid retention
Diuril is a diuretic which is a type of medication used to address conditions of water retention in the body, especially water retained due to medical conditions or use of certain medicines. Diuril is a thiazide diuretic that works by stimulating the kidneys to eliminate more fluids and salts from the body. This action tends to lower blood pressure, and low blood pressure helps prevent heart diseases, cardiac conditions, kidney disease and other serious conditions that may harm the body. Diuril is also an antihypertensive as it helps reduce blood pressure.
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Diuril is used for a number of medical conditions but it is usually used to control and treat water retention in the body especially as a result of a medical condition or medication being used. It is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure and to treat fluid retention. In other cases, doctors may prescribe this medicine for uses other than those listed here.
Below you will find the uses of Diuril:
- Water retention
Diuril dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Do not take a larger dose or more frequent doses without approval from your doctor. Follow your medical professional's directions carefully for best results.
- 500 to 1000 mg one or two times per day
Diuril Side Effects
Diuril, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. When you first begin taking Diuril, watch yourself carefully for any worrying reactions. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately. Below is a list of known side effects. Note that this list is not complete.
- little or no appetite
- stomach upset
- blurred vision
- muscle cramps
- bouts of extreme thirst
- dry mouth
- decrease in urine amounts
- irregular heartbeat
Below you will find a list of drugs and substances that interact with Diuril. As with all drugs, before taking Diuril, you should make your doctor aware of any medications you may be taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as supplements and herbal remedies. Do not let anyone else take your medication, and consult your physician before taking any new medication. Note that this list is not complete.