Chlorothiazide

Overdose With Chlorothiazide

People who take too much chlorothiazide may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Dehydration
  • Low electrolytes in the blood
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
     
If you happen to overdose on this product, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Chlorothiazide Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods

Chlorothiazide should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets and suspension (liquid) should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep chlorothiazide and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Chlorothiazide?

If you do not take your chlorothiazide as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
 

Strengths

Brand-name chlorothiazide tablets are no longer being manufactured. Generic chlorothiazide tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Chlorothiazide 250 mg tablets
  • Chlorothiazide 500 mg tablets.
     
A liquid form of chlorothiazide is also available for people with difficulty swallowing tablets -- Diuril Oral Suspension 250 mg/5 mL (250 mg per teaspoonful).
 
An injectable form of chlorothiazide, called chlorothiazide sodium (Sodium Diuril®), is also available for use in hospitals.
 
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