Chlorthalidone Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Chlorthalidone is a type of drugs classified as Thiazide
diuretics, also known as "water pills" used to lower the amount of water
in the body. Chlorthalidone is given to treat high blood pressure,
kidney problems, cirrhosis, salt, and fluid retention as well as
congestive heart failure. Thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone
increase urine production in the kidney by altering the movement of sodium
and chloride in it. In doing so Thiazide diuretics like
Chlorthalidone may increase the blood sugar. Thiazide diuretics like
Chlorthalidone are often taken in combination with other drugs to
treat high blood pressure.
Chlorthalidone Side Effects
Chlorthalidone side effects may include dizziness,
fatigue, frequent urination, dry mouth, anxiety, muscle cramps,
nervousness, nausea, vomiting, increase in blood sugar and uric acid
Rare Chlorthalidone side effects may include allergic reactions, upset stomach,
appetite loss, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, drowsiness,
hives, impotence, indigestion, light-headedness, liver disorders, rash,
hypersensitivity to light, sore throat, vertigo, and weight loss.
Chlorthalidone Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Chlorthalidone side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
CHLORTHALIDONE AND PREGNANCY
If you are or planning to become pregnant, tell your doctor before
using Chlorthalidone. As Chlorthalidone may appear in breast
milk, nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking
25-200 mg daily.
Chlorthalidone overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting,
fatigue, urinary problems and drowsiness. If you suspect Chlorthalidone overdose, seek
medical help right away.
Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, gout, lupus, kidney or liver
disease or low levels of potassium before using Chlorthalidone.
Avoid using Chlorthalidone if you are allergic or sensitive to
Chlorthalidone or other sulfa drugs.
Tell your dentist you are taking Chlorthalidone before any dental
Thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone may cause dizziness and
Thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone may cause hypersensitivity
Use caution when using sauna or hot bath. It may cause dizziness,
fainting, vomiting and sudden drop in blood pressure.
Thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone may result in loosing too
much salt and potassium, especially among elderly women.
Thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone should not be taken with
lithium, as that could increase the risk of lithium poisoning.
Check with your physician before combining Chlorthalidone with the
Decongestant drugs (allergy, cold, and
NSAIDs like Aleve or
High blood pressure medications
Potassium supplements may be
Herbs that increase blood pressure like ephedra, ginseng, and saw
palmetto. Other herbs may also interfere, check with your doctor before
combining them with Chlorthalidone.