Clopamide Pharmacology


About Clopamide
A piperidine diuretic, sulfamyl, thiazide like diuretics, Anti hypertensive ,diuretic.
Mechanism of Action of Clopamide
It exerts thiazides like diuretic action by acting at site-3(central dilating segment of early distal tubule). It binds to Na+-Cl- symporter and inhibits Na+-Cl- symport at the luminal membrane. It increases natriuresis, kaliuresis and diuresis. It decreases Ca2+ excretion and increases Mg2+ and hence used to correct hypocalcaemia. It also reduces glomerular filtration rate. The antihypertensive actions of the drug may be attributable to depletion of sodium and subsequent reduction in plasma volume and a decrease in peripheral resistance. Decrease in peripheral resistance is due to either the loss of sodium from the arteriolar wall or a direct action on the vascular bed. It is an effective drug in edema associated with congestive heart failure.
Pharmacokinets of Clopamide
It is absorbed orally.
Onset of Action for Clopamide
1 to 2 hours
Duration of Action for Clopamide
18 to 24 hours
Half Life of Clopamide
Side Effects of Clopamide
6.Dry mouth
10.Elevated levels of glucose, calcium, and lipids
11.Gastro intestinal disturbances
13.Visual impairment
14.Electrolyte imbalance
15.Postural hypotension
16.Aplastic anaemia
17.Haemolytic anaemia
Contra-indications of Clopamide
3.Renal impairment
4.Hepatic impairment
5.Hypersensitivity to the drug
6.Hypersensitivity to Sulfonamides
9.Addison`s diseases
Special Precautions while taking Clopamide
2.Diabetes mellitus
3.Renal impairment
4.Hepatic diseases
6.Ventricular extra systoles
7.Severe heart failure
9.Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution.
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Clopamide
2.Oedema associated with heart failure
3.Oedema due to renal and hepatic diseases
4.Ascites due to cirrhosis.
Interactions for Clopamide
Anticoagulants & hypoglycemic agents: Efficacy decreased with Clopamide.
Beta-blockers: Efficacy of beta blockers increased.
Frusemide: Diuretic action of frusemide enhanced.
Lithium: Reduces lithium clearance resulting in toxicity, hence its dose should not be reduced.
Typical Dosage for Clopamide
10 to 40mg daily or on alternate days. Increased to 60mg; if required.
Schedule of Clopamide
Storage Requirements for Clopamide
Store at a cool dry place in a well closed container.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Clopamide
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Clopamide
Treatment is supportive and symptomatic. Remove drug from the body by induced emesis and gastric lavage. Monitor and support electrolyte balance and blood acidosis. Acidotic state can be corrected by administration of bicarbonate.

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