Chlorthalidone Use and IndicationsChemical Name: CHLORTHALIDONE (klor-THAL-i-doan)
High blood pressure is a common ailment that affects the heart and arteries. It can harm the blood vessels of the heart, brain, and kidneys which can result in kidney failure, heart failure, or a stroke. Chlorthalidone is used to treat high blood pressure. Fluid retention is also treated with this medicine. Fluid retention is caused by kidney disease, severe liver disease, congestive heart failure, or by taking a steroid or hormone medicine.
Chlorthalidone is a diuretic or a water pill. It increases the urine flow which decreases the volume of water in the human body thus lowering the blood pressure.
The active ingredient in this blood pressure medicine is Chlorthalidone.
This medication is usually taken once daily but follows the advice of your physician. It is best to take this medicine at least 4 to 5 hours before bedtime so that you can have uninterrupted sleep. If you take any medication for cholesterol, then keep a gap of at least 4 hours between both the medicines.
Dosage is based on the patient's response to treatment and medical condition. For high blood pressure, the starting dosage is usually Chlorthalidone 25 mg. It is best to take this medication daily to keep your blood pressure under control. Consult your doctor if you do not experience any change in your condition.
Before using this medication be sure to tell your doctor if you have any allergies or if you have asthma, diabetes, liver disease, gout, or kidney disease. Don't use this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Avoid drinking alcohol with this medication as it could increase the side effects. You can buy Chlorthalidone from Canada Pharmacy at affordable rates.
Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you experience any of these severe side effects:
- Feeling light-headed, restless, or drowsy
- Nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth
- Less or no urination
- Weakness or muscle pain
- Uneven or fast heartbeat
- Purple or red spots on the skin
- Bleeding or easy bruising
- Clay-colored stools, dark urine, jaundice
- Muscle spasm
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