Thalitone

Generic Name:Chlorthalidone

Thalitone is a prescribed medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. The medicine is a diuretic, which means it increases the amount of salt and water that is removed from the body. This causes a decrease in blood volume, which helps lower blood pressure. The medication comes in tablet form, and is usually taken once a day. Thalitone has the active ingredient of Chlorthalidone which is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. In both cases, the drug works by helping the body remove excess salt and water from the blood, which decreases blood volume. Chlorthalidone is prescribed for adults only and has not been approved for use in children. This medicine can be used in treatment of water retention or edema due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure (renal failure), and certain medications.

How to Use Thalitone Tablets

  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take Thalitone with or without food.
  • Thalitone should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. However, some people do not need to take it every day, especially people taking it for fluid retention.
  • Because Thalitone increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night, unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

Cautions before Use Thalitone Tablets

  • People suffering from any kind of liver disease, including cirrhosis are advised to not to take this medication.
  • People who have asthma are advised to not to take this medication.
  • Patient who are suffering from kidney disease or kidney failure are advised to not to take this medication.
  • People who have diabetes are not allowed to take this medication without their healthcare provider’s permission.
  • People who have systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE) are advised to not to take this medication.
  • People who are suffering from gout are suggested to not to take Thalitone.
  • Patients who are suffering from fluid or electrolyte problems, especially problems with high calcium levels which is medically known as hypercalcemia are advised to not to take this medication.

Thalitone Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Thalitone are as follows:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach irritation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo which is a spinning sensation
  • Abnormal sensations, such as burning or tingling medically known as paresthesias
  • Headaches
  • Vision changes
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Impotence

Interactions and Overdose of Thalitone Tablets

Drug interactions with Thalitone are possible if it is combined with medications such as barbiturates, corticosteroids, narcotics, or alcohol. These interactions can increase your risk of certain side effects, such as low blood pressure, and may decrease the effectiveness of some drugs. If drug interactions with Thalitone are a concern, your healthcare provider may choose to adjust your dosages.

Overdose symptoms of Thalitone may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dehydration, low blood pressure or hypotension and low electrolytes in the blood. These overdose symptoms should be treated under strict medical supervision.

 

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