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Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Furosemide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 29, 2019

Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is known to be a loop diuretic, also known as a water pill. The drug when taken reduces the amount of salt that the body absorbs. The excess salt is then excreted by the body through the urine. The drug is primarily used to control fluid retention in the body of patients suffering from liver disease, kidney problems and congestive heart failure. Thus, the drug helps in the creation of more urine which gets rid of excess fluid and salt produced in the body.

You can take this medicine orally with a meal or without. Try not to take the drug around your bedtime so as to prevent the urge to urinate throughout the night. The dosage prescribed, usually depends on your age, your health and your body’s response to the drug. In case of children the dosage is also determined according to their weight. You doctor will first start you off with a low dose to see how your body accepts the drug. If you do not develop any side effects he may increase the dosage.

Side effects are a common occurrence when you take any medication. While some side effects are quite common and disappear as your body adjusts to the drug, others are more severe and can create complications. Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule can cause some minor side effects like dizziness, problems with vision, headache and faint feeling. If you do experience dizziness, ensure that you move slowly to avoid any accidents.

Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule can result in severe dehydration as it creates the need to urinate frequently. Therefore, if you do experience symptoms like weakness, confusion, drowsiness, crams in the muscles, nausea or feel excessively thirst contact your doctor and seek medical helps immediately.

Very rarely do patients suffer from an allergic reaction to Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule. But if it does occur consult your doctor and get treatment done.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

  • Hypertension

    Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of hypertension which is a condition with an increase in the blood pressure caused by fluid overload due to genetic and environmental factors.
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)

    Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure characterized by the decrease in the blood flow to the body parts.
  • Edema (Swelling)

    Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is used to remove water that accumulated in the hands, feet, and ankles associated due to cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule or other diuretics.
  • Anuria

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with condition Anuria (a condition wherein the kidney is unable to produce urine).
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours after an oral dose and 2 hours after an intravenous dose.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes after an oral dose, 30 minutes after an intramuscular dose and 5 min after an intravenous dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is a loop diuretic that inhibiting water reabsorption in the nephrons. This is done by blocking the sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter (NKCC2) in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle. This in turn prevents sodium, potassium and chloride from being absorbed which increases urine output.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Diabetes

    Taking this medicine may increase the blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor about your medical condition. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    Use of Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, aceclofenac may increase the risk of kidney injury. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration. Close monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function are necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Aminoglycoside antibiotics

    Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule is not recommended with aminoglycoside antibiotics like amikacin, gentamycin, streptomycin due to the increase in the risk of kidney injury and hearing problems. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness, sudden weight gain. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Antidepressants

    Escitalopram may lower the blood sodium levels if coadministered with diuretics like Chlorophenicol 250 MG Capsule. Inform the doctor if you may have symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness after taking these medicines. Consider regular monitoring of blood pressure and sodium level.
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