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Headache, loss of appetite, and vomiting are some of the possible side effects that may occur with Diuril. Side effects of the drug are usually minor and, in most cases, don't require medical attention. There are, however, a number of potentially serious Diuril side effects that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, such as high blood sugar, yellowing of the skin or eyes, and lightheadedness.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Diuril® (chlorothiazide); however, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Diuril well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Diuril. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Diuril side effects with you.)
Diuril has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, possible Diuril side effects included:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Vertigo (a sense of spinning)
- Blurred vision or other vision problems
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Impotence (see Chlorothiazide and Impotence).