Compare Lasix vs. chlorthalidone

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Lasix (Furosemide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 371 reviewsforLasix
Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Thalitone (chlorthalidone) is a well-tolerated water pill that's increasingly used to treat high blood pressure.

Upsides
  • A strong diuretic (water pill) that works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • Lowers your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Works better than thiazide diuretics (like Hydrochlorothiazide) at removing harmful levels of certain electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Okay to take if you have kidney problems.
  • Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more.
  • A good blood pressure treatment for people who haven't responded well to other thiazide diuretics. Works especially well for people of African descent.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure.
  • Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium.
Downsides
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Since Thalitone (chlorthalidone) works longer in the body than other thiazide diuretics, it has a higher chance of causing electrolyte changes.
  • Thalitone (chlorthalidone) can lead to more gouty attacks in people with gout.
  • Don't use this if you have a sulfa allergy.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Reviews
371 reviews so far
67%
saidit'sworth it
47%
saiditworked well
16%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Lasix (Furosemide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Thalitone (chlorthalidone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Hearing problems
    • Current kidney problems
    • Dose too high
    • Low blood protein
    • Other medicines that causes hearing problems
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  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Higher risk for gout attacks
    • History of gout
  • Increased blood sugars
    • History of diabetes
  • Reduced kidney performance
    • History of kidney disease
    • History of acute kidney failure
    • History of azotemia
  • Caution in liver disease
    • History of liver problems
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
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