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Chlorthalidone

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which treats high blood pressure. It may be used in combination with other medications to treat fluid retention. It functions by increasing the sodium and potassium elimination from the body through urine.

On using Chlorthalidone you may experience side effects such as stomach upset, dizziness, hives, drowsiness, constipation, skin rash, swelling, impotence, inflammation, muscle pain, weakness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, nausea, drying of mouth and vomiting. Should you experience any allergic reaction contact your health care provider right away.

Before using Chlorthalidone notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any ingredient contained within this medication, you have difficulty urinating, you have allergy to any foods, medicines or substances, you have gout or liver disease or low levels of potassium, you have asthma, you are already taking any medications, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your overall medical history and current condition. However, the usual dose in adults to treat hypertension is 25 mg taken by mouth once daily. If response proves to be inadequate dose may be increased.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.
  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Increased Blood Uric Acid

  • Decreased Potassium Level In Blood

  • Glucose Intolerance

  • Altered Blood Lipids

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Chlorthalidone with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Chlohat 12.5mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Chlorthalidone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Chlorthalidone as ingredient

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Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that is used to treat hypertension. Due to the sodium and chloride symporter inhibition, as a result of the drug use, the elements do not get reabsorbed in the blood stream.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Decmax 4Mg Tablet

    Apidra 100Iu Cartridge 3Ml

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