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Chlorophyllin

Generic names: chlorophyllin ([KLOR-oh-FIL-in])
Brand name: Deifil Chloresium
Oral tablet (copper compound, 100 mg)
Drug class: unclassified agents

What is Chlorophyllin?

Chlorophyllin comes from chlorophyll. This is a pigment green that occurs in plants. Alternative medicine has used chlorophyllin to reduce the smell of urine and faeces. Chlorophyllin can improve the quality of life of people with faecal indigestion caused by a spinal injury or bowel ancer. It is also used for psychotic disorders, terminal illnesses, and other disorders. Chlorophyllin can also be used by those who have had a colostomy or ileostomy. The FDA has not approved all chlorophyllin uses. You should not use chlorophyllin in place of any medication prescribed by your doctor. Chlorophyllin can be sold as an herbal supplement.Many herbal compounds do not adhere to government regulation standards and some supplements found on the market have been discovered containing toxic drugs or metals that pose potential threats. To minimise the risk, herbal or health supplements must be purchased from a reputable source. This product guide does not list all possible uses for chlorophyllin.

Side effects of Chlorophyllin

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, and swelling of your throat. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using chlorophyllin immediately and contact your doctor.

  • Diarrhoea or severe stomach pain.

Some of the common side effects associated with chlorophyllin include:

  • Loose stools
  • Green-coloured urine (a normal side effect and no cause for concern).

There may be other side effects. Call your physician immediately if experiencing side effects; otherwise contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 and report side effects immediately.

Similar/related drugs

Acetylcysteine, ascorbic acid, multivitamin, biotin, and dextrose

Warnings

Please read and follow all instructions found on your product label or package before beginning to use it.Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

Speak to your doctor before using chlorophyllin. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, chlorophyllin may not be suitable for you.

If you are suffering from:

  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes;
  • Cancer
  • A weak immune system.

The effects of chlorophyllin on an unborn child are unknown. If you are pregnant, do not use this product unless you have been advised by a doctor. There is no way to know if chlorophyllin can pass into breast milk or if it would harm a baby who was nursing. If you are breastfeeding your infant, do not use this product. Do not give herbal or health supplements to children without first consulting with a healthcare professional.

How to take Chlorophyllin?

Consult your doctor before using herbal supplements. Consult a health practitioner trained in herbal or health supplement use. Use chlorophyllin only as directed by the manufacturer or your doctor. Use only the recommended amount of this product. Chlorophyllin may not reach its full potential for several days. Continue to use the product as directed, and let your doctor know if you don't notice any improvement. Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If your next dose is near, skip any dose missed earlier. You should not use additional chlorophyllin in order to make up for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact the Poison Control Help Line immediately on 1-800-222-1222 should a poison emergency arise or seek immediate medical advice.

What should be avoided?

Avoid tanning beds or exposure to the sun. Chlorophyllin may make you burn faster. Wear protective clothing when outdoors and use sunblock with at least an SPF30 sun protection factor rating.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal remedies, may also interact with chlorophyllin. Inform healthcare providers of any medications you are currently taking or plan to take.