chlorophyll (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Derifil, Chloresium, more...PALS

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 10mg
  • 20mg
  • 100mg
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Fecal Odor with Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Incontinence

100-200 mg/day PO; may increase to 300 mg if needed

Alternatively, tablets may be placed in ostomy receptacle instead of taken orally

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 10mg
  • 20mg
  • 100mg
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Fecal Odor with Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Incontinence

>12 years: 100-200 mg/day PO; may increase to 300 mg if needed

Alternatively, tablets may be placed in ostomy receptacle instead of taken orally

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Common

  • GI cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Stains stools dark green
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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Decrease dose if GI cramping or diarrhea occur

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: unknown

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

GI deodorant

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