Compare Lasix vs. chlorthalidone
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.
Thalitone (chlorthalidone) is a well-tolerated water pill that's increasingly used to treat high blood pressure.
- 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.
- 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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- 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
- 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