What is Chlorthalidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Chlorthalidone is a thiazide diuretic used to manage mild-to-moderate hypertension when used alone or in combination with other agents and for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure or nephrotic syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 22 6
Fluid retention (edema) 11 8
Elevated blood pressure 9 2
Kidney stone 2 3
General health 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorthalidone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Hiccups (hiccoughs) 1
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1
Nocturia 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorthalidone

Dosage Patients Percentage
25 mg daily 7
12.5 mg daily 1
50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 2
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Duration

Currently taking Chlorthalidone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chlorthalidone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Furosemide (Lasix) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide (Maxzide) 1

Patients stopped taking Chlorthalidone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 3
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chlorthalidone.