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Chlorothiazide is used to treat hypertension, Diuril is the common brand name under the drug class called Diuretics. The recommended dosage of Chlorothiazide is 500 mg  twice/day.
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Basic Medical Information
Common Brand Name Diuril 
Drug Class Diuretics  vs 29.4% Hypertension Drugs have Diuretics
Legal Status Rx-only (us) 
Possible Side Effects Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Excess Urine Production, Dehydration, Hypoelectrolytemia 
Precautions & Contraindications Cirrhosis, Asthma, Diabetes, Lupus Erythematosus, Gout, Hypercalcemia, Allergies, Pregnant 
Excretion Renal  vs 38.2% Hypertension Drugs have Renal
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Route of Administration Oral, Iv  vs 14.7% Hypertension Drugs have Oral IV
Dosage 500 Mg Twice/day  vs 3% Hypertension Drugs have 500 mg twice/day
Maximum daily dose
500 mg (275.78 mg higher than average)
224.22 mg

Forms Tablet, Suspension, Iv  vs 2.9% Hypertension Drugs have Tablet Suspension IV
Tablet Formulations 250 Mg, 500 Mg 
IV Solution Formulations 500 mg 
Oral Suspension 250 Mg/5 Ml 
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)
295.72  (56.8 lower than average)

Half Life (hours)
(9.63 lower than average)

Chemicals Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Chlorine 
Formula C7h6cln3o4s2 
Melting Point (C)
358.5  (174.25 higher than average)

Phase (solid/liquid) Solid 

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