Compare chlorthalidone vs. Edecrin

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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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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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Used for
  • Edema
  • Hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Thalitone (chlorthalidone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Edecrin (Ethacrynic Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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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