Safety Issues With Diuril
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Diuril. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
A few of the possible side effects of Diuril include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle spasm
- Impotence (see Chlorothiazide and Impotence)
- Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) or other electrolyte imbalances.
(Click Diuril Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Diuril can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Diuril Drug Interactions for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Diuril if you have:
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- Fluid or electrolyte problems, especially problems with high calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
- Any allergies, including to sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Chlorothiazide and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Chlorothiazide and Breastfeeding).
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Diuril Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)