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Related to Diuril: chlorothiazide
a thiazide diuretic used in treatment of edema, such as in congestive heart failure or liver disease, as well as of hypertension. Possible side effects include potassium depletion and other electrolyte imbalances; occasionally bone marrow depression with lowering of platelet and leukocyte counts, agranulocytosis, and aplastic anemia may occur.
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A trademark for the drug chlorothiazide.
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