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- What brand names are available for chlorthalidone?
- Is chlorthalidone available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for chlorthalidone?
- What are the uses for chlorthalidone?
- What are the side effects of chlorthalidone?
- What is the dosage for chlorthalidone?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with chlorthalidone?
- Is chlorthalidone safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about chlorthalidone?
What brand names are available for chlorthalidone?
Hygroton, Thalitone (both discontinued in U.S.A.)
Is chlorthalidone available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for chlorthalidone?
What are the uses for chlorthalidone?
What are the side effects of chlorthalidone?
Chlorthalidone generally is well tolerated.
Side effects include:
More serious side effects include:
- Low blood levels of potassium, sodium, and magnesium due to increased excretion via urine.
- High blood calcium levels also can occur, especially in persons who are taking calcium supplements.
- Thiazide diuretics such as chlorthalidone increase the levels of uric acid in the blood, but gout (which is caused by high levels of uric acid) rarely occurs.
- Chlorthalidone can cause high blood sugars in patients with diabetes.
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