What is Chlorthalidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Chlorthal Chlortalidone Ph Eur Hygroton Show all

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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) 19 3
Fluid retention (edema) 10 3
Elevated blood pressure 9 2
General health 1 0
Kidney stone 1 3

Show all 7 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
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorthalidone

Side effect Patients
Hiccups (hiccoughs) 1
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1
Nocturia 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorthalidone

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 9
50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Duration

Currently taking Chlorthalidone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Chlorthalidone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chlorthalidone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Furosemide (Lasix) 1
Triamterene-Hydrochlorothiazide (Maxzide) 1

Patients stopped taking Chlorthalidone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 2
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chlorthalidone.