Clopamide - Drug Information

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General Information on Clopamide

Generic Name : Clopamide

Pronunciation : clo-pa-mide

Latest prescription information about Clopamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clopamide

India : 

International : 

Brinaldix, Brinerdin, Briserin , Clopamid, Tenzimet

Why is Clopamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a piperidine diuretic, prescribed for fluid retention. It reduces the action of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

When should Clopamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver or kidney impairment, anuria (absence of urination), Addison's disease, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Clopamide?

Adult: PO- Edema- The recommended dose is 10-40 mg/day or on alternate days. HTN- The recommended dose is 5-10 mg/day.

How should Clopamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clopamide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, kidney disease, anuria, gout, sugar, Addison disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Monitor electrolyte level and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Clopamide?

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, blurred vision, dizziness and decrease in sexual interest.
   Miscellaneous : Muscle pain, muscle weakness, dry mouth, increased thirst, irregular heart beat and jaundice.

What are the other precautions for Clopamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Clopamide?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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