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Chlorthalidone
(Generic alternative to Hygroton)

Manufacturer : AA Pharma Inc.
Formulation : Tablet

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What is Hygroton /Chlorthalidone used for?

Hygroton is a diuretic pill used to stop your body from absorbing excessive amounts of salt causing fluid retention. This medication treats fluid retention symptoms in congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disorders, and other medical conditions.

How should Hygroton /Chlorthalidone be stored?

Store Hygroton in a cool, dry place, in a well sealed container away from children and pets.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Hygroton/Chlorthalidone ?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed to you. Follow the directions provided on the prescription label. You may require the odd dosage adjustment for optimum results. When taking this medication you will need periodic blood tests. If you experience vomiting and dehydration as side effects you may need to also have your urine tested.

When should Hygroton /Chlorthalidone not be taken?

If you are unable to urinate you should not use this medication. If you have allergies to sulfa drugs or you have liver or kidney disease, asthma, allergies, gout, lupus, or diabetes you should

What precautions should I follow when taking Hygroton /Chlorthalidone ?

Prior to using this medication you should inform your health care provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also if you have any health conditions or high blood pressure you should consult with your doctor before using Hygroton.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Hygroton /Chlorthalidone ?

Avoid alcohol while using Hygroton, as it may increase the severity of the side effects. Drink excessive amounts of water while using this medication as it can have dehydrating effects. Follow your doctors instructions about the amount of fluids you should drink, as drinking too much can be just as harmful as not drinking enough. Hygroton may cause an irregular heart rate especially when taken in large amounts. Hygroton may affect awareness and the mental and physical abilities required for some tasks (ex: driving). This medication may increase your skins sensitivity to sunlight. Be cautious to wear sunscreen and protective clothing when in the sun.

When should Hygroton /Chlorthalidone not be taken?

Severe: Dry mouth, dehydration, vomiting, weak sensation, lethargy, lightheadedness, restlessness, infrequent urination, unusual weakness, red or purple spots on skin, numb sensation, stomach pain, fever, lack of appetite, dark urine, jaundice.

Common: Diarrhea, constipation, lack of appetite, dizziness, headache, muscle spasm.

Other: None.

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