Chlorothiazide Drug Information
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved chlorothiazide (Diuril®) as a treatment for both high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension) and fluid retention (known medically as edema). The medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken once or twice a day. A liquid formulation is also available for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
Prior to beginning treatment with chlorothiazide, inform your healthcare provider about any other drugs you are taking and any other medical conditions you have. This will help ensure that the right medication is used for your particular situation, since drug interactions are possible with this product and not everyone can take it.
(Click Chlorothiazide for more information on this drug, including how it works, factors that affect your dose, possible side effects, and more.)