ATC codes: C03AA03
Oedema ICD11 code: MG29.Z
Oral > Solid: 25 mg
EML status history
Also recommended for children
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee considered that diuretics were essential for use in children for the treatment of ascites, acute or chronic renal failure or acute glomerulonephritis. Nephrotic syndrome oedema responds poorly to diuresis and loop diuretics may be hazardous because patients are often volume depleted despite oedema. The Subcommittee recommended that hydrochlorothiazide be included on the EMLc in the diuretics section, but should be listed in the complementary list.