Routes of administration
US: C (Risk not ruled out)
How to pronounce chlorothiazide diuril memorizing pharmacology video flashcard
Chlorothiazide sodium (Diuril) is an organic compound used as a diuretic and as an antihypertensive.
- How to pronounce chlorothiazide diuril memorizing pharmacology video flashcard
- Hydrochlorothiazide nursing considerations side effects and mechanism of action
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It is used both within the hospital setting or for personal use to manage excess fluid associated with congestive heart failure. Most often taken in pill form, it is usually taken orally once or twice a day. In the ICU setting, chlorothiazide is given to diurese a patient in addition to furosemide (Lasix). Working in a separate mechanism than furosemide, and absorbed enterically as a reconstituted suspension administered through a nasogastric tube (NG tube), the two drugs potentiate one another.
It was discovered in 1957.
Hydrochlorothiazide nursing considerations side effects and mechanism of action
The Research team of Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories of Beyer, Sprague, Baer, and Novello created a new series of medications, the thiazide diuretics, which includes chlorothiazide. They won an Albert Lasker Special Award in 1975 for this work.