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Chlorothiazide Injection

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • high blood pressure
  • swelling

Brand Name(s): Diuril

Generic Name: Chlorothiazide

Instructions

Instructions

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.

Do not dilute the medicine until ready to use.

Always inspect the medicine before using.

The liquid should be clear.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

Keep medicine at room temperature. Protect from light.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

Never use any medicine that has expired.

Discard any remaining medicine after your dose is given.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.

This medicine will make you urinate more. If you have difficulty passing urine, please tell your doctor.

This medicine can make you sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or protective clothing when in sun.

Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or other activities. Try to stay cool in hot weather.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • decreased appetite
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • low blood pressure
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • nausea
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • increased urinary frequency
  • waking up at night to urinate

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
  • fainting
  • fever or chills
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • pain in the joints
  • signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
  • seizures
  • persistent or unusual thirst
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • urinating less often
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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