Mercury(II) chloride

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Mercury(II) chloride
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Mercury(II) chloride is an antacid that is FDA approved for the treatment of temporary relief of symptoms associated with gastrointestinal discomforts. Common adverse reactions include hypersensitivity.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

  • For the temporary relief of symptoms associated with gastrointestinal discomforts, Adults: Take five granules three times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Mercury(II) chloride in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Mercury(II) chloride in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

  • Children: Take three granules and follow adult directions.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Mercury(II) chloride in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Mercury(II) chloride in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Contraindications in the drug label.

Warnings

  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

There is limited information regarding Clinical Trial Experience of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Postmarketing Experience

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Drug Interactions in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • Pregnancy Category

Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) Pregnancy Category

There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Mercury(II) chloride in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Mercury(II) chloride during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Mercury(II) chloride in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Mercury(II) chloride in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

Monitoring

There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride overdosage. If you suspect drug poisoning or overdose, please contact the National Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) immediately.

Pharmacology

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Pharmacology in the drug label.

Mechanism of Action

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Mechanism of Action in the drug label.

Structure

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Structure in the drug label.

Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

How Supplied

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride How Supplied in the drug label.

Storage

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Storage in the drug label.

Images

Drug Images

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Mercury(II) chloride in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Mercury(II) chloride interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

  • MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS ®[1]

Look-Alike Drug Names

There is limited information regarding Mercury(II) chloride Look-Alike Drug Names in the drug label.

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.


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