Methyclothiazide - Drug Information

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General Information on Methyclothiazide

Generic Name : Methyclothiazide

Pronunciation : meth i kloe thye’ a zide

Latest prescription information about Methyclothiazide. 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 Methyclothiazide


International- Enduron, Aquatensen.

Why is Methyclothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure and fluid retention.  It helps the kidney to get rid of unwanted water and salt from the body into the urine.

When should Methyclothiazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anuria 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 Methyclothiazide?

PO- The usual adult dose ranges from 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily.

How should Methyclothiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methyclothiazide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, kidney, liver, thyroid or parathyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Methyclothiazide?

•   Body as a Whole : Headache, cramping and weakness.
•   Heart : Low blood pressure.
•   Gastrointestinal : Inflammation of pancreas, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, gastric irritation, constipation and loss of appetite.
•   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
•   Hypersensitivity : Respiratory distress, lung swelling, fever, bleeding, hives, rash and photosensitivity.
•   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, elevated uric acid in blood and fluid imbalance.
•   Central Nervous System : Unsteadiness, dizziness, tingling, muscle spasm and restlessness.
•   Eye : Transient blurred vision.
•   Genitourinary : Presence of glucose in urine.

What are the other precautions for Methyclothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Methyclothiazide?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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