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Chlorophyll: Pediatric drug information

Chlorophyll: Pediatric drug information
(For additional information see "Chlorophyll: Drug information")

For abbreviations, symbols, and age group definitions used in Lexicomp (show table)
Therapeutic Category
  • Gastrointestinal Agent, Miscellaneous
Dosing: Pediatric
Control of odors

Control of odors : Note : Labeling for pediatric patients may vary; refer to product specific labeling for details. Children ≥12 years and Adolescents: Chlorophyllin copper:

Capsules: Oral: 100 mg 1 to 3 times daily; maximum daily dose: 300 mg/day

Liquid (132 mg/30 mL): Oral: 132 mg (30 mL) 1 to 3 times daily; maximum daily dose: 90 mL/day

Ostomy odor control

Ostomy odor control: Children ≥12 years and Adolescents: Chlorophyllin copper: Nullo capsules (100 mg/capsule): Add 1 or 2 capsules to empty ostomy pouch when changing or reusing pouch

Dosing: Adult

(For additional information see "Chlorophyll: Drug information")

Note: Not all available products may be represented in dosing; also refer to manufacturer's labeling.

Control of odors

Control of odors:

Oral: 100 to 200 mg/day in divided doses; may increase to 300 mg/day if odor is not controlled (maximum: 300 mg/day).

Ostomy: Tablet: May also place 1 to 2 tablets in empty pouch each time it is reused or changed.

Generic Equivalent Available: US

Yes

Use

Control of odor that the body manufactures (eg, bad breath, fecal odor from colostomy or ileostomy, flatus, foot odor) (dietary supplement, consult product specific labeling for manufacturer recommended ages)

Adverse Reactions

The following adverse drug reactions and incidences are derived from product labeling unless otherwise specified.

Frequency not defined: Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, green stools, abdominal cramping

Warnings/Precautions

Other warnings/precautions:

• Self-medication (OTC use): Reduce the dose if cramps or diarrhea occur; if symptoms persist, consult healthcare provider. Smallest effective dose should be used.

Metabolism/Transport Effects

None known.

Drug Interactions

Note: Interacting drugs may not be individually listed below if they are part of a group interaction (eg, individual drugs within “CYP3A4 Inducers [Strong]” are NOT listed). For a complete list of drug interactions by individual drug name and detailed management recommendations, use the Lexicomp drug interactions program

There are no known significant interactions.

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  2. Nature's Way Chlorofresh liquid (chlorophyll) [prescribing information]. Green Bay, WI: Nature's Way Products, LLC; no date.
  3. Nature's Way Chlorofresh softgels (chlorophyll) [prescribing information]. Green Bay, WI: Nature's Way Products, LLC; no date.
  4. Nullo tablets (chlorophyll) [prescribing information]. Jacksonville, FL: DeWitt USA, Inc.; June 1997.
  5. Siegel LH. The control of ileostomy and colostomy odors. Gastroenterology. 1960;38:634-636. [PubMed 14446471]
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