Common English name: Ammonium Chloride
Application: Treatment of metabolic alkalosis
Pharmaceutical forms of ammonium chloride
Ampoule (intravenous injection)
Ammonium Chloride Drug Information
Ammonium chloride is used to treat low blood chloride and metabolic alkalosis.
Amount and method of taking ammonium chloride
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ammonium chloride. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of ammonium chloride varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given intravenously.
Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.
Contraindications to the use of ammonium chloride
Note the expiration date of the ammonium chloride medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give ammonium chloride to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with ammonium chloride, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Ammonium chloride consumption during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of ammonium chloride on driving and working with machines
Ammonium chloride may cause dizziness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Ammonium chloride drug interactions
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Ammonium chloride may interact with some drugs, such as amphetamines, dextroamphetamine, dichlorphenamide, lys dexamphetamine, methamphetamine, methylene dioxymethamphetamine, methylenetoxy, methylenetoxy.
Special warnings and precautions while taking ammonium chloride
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before and while taking this medicine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you develop allergy symptoms (itching, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat) while taking the medicine.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of ammonium chloride
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Redness and pain at the injection site
Symptoms of ammonia toxicity: sweating, abnormal breathing, slow heartbeat, irregular heartbeat and coma
Calcium deficiency leading to tetany: Tetany is one of the hallmarks of hypocalcemia. Tetany refers to a general set of symptoms that occur as a result of increased nerve irritation.
Low blood potassium
High blood chloride levels (hyperthermia)
nausea and vomiting
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ammonium chloride.
Ammonium chloride overdose (drug poisoning)
Do not take more ammonium chloride than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of ammonium chloride
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Ask your nurse and doctor about the details of the storage conditions of this medicine.