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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Chlorthalidone (Definition)

Chlorthalidone is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Best med for mild hypertension (assuming lifestyle changes not effective enough) - fewest (most benign side effects)? Thoughts on chlorthalidone?

Best med for mild hypertension (assuming lifestyle changes not effective enough) - fewest (most benign side effects)? Thoughts on chlorthalidone?

Best BP medication: You should speak to your physician about the choices of anti-hypertensive medication you can be placed for it BP control. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that lowers bp. There are other drugs that lower your BP by different methods of action. Your physician, after examining you can make the best decision as to the type of medication you need to take and explain the side effects of each drug.

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Been taking chlorthalidone for BP nw taking Xanax (alprazolam) .5 2x day. See a great improvement n BP but nw my pulse is 92. Is this a side effect of Xanax (alprazolam) ?

Been taking chlorthalidone for BP nw taking Xanax (alprazolam) .5 2x day. See a great improvement n BP but nw my pulse is 92. Is this a side effect of Xanax (alprazolam) 
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Here are some ..: Since you've started out active Rx / care, you should carried out active follow-up with current treating Doc. Online surfing and inquiry would further confuse you. Besides looking for drugs for quick fix, never ignore practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as the foundation of all healthcare; you will definitely see the difference.

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Is there any contraindication to taking chlorthalidone and multaq?

Is there any contraindication to taking chlorthalidone and multaq?

Caution!: Chlorthalidone almost ALWAYS causes a low potassium which will un-do the beneficial effects of MulTaq. They're not contraindicated but you MUST have your potassium monitored and supplemented as needed to stay above 4.0!

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Have rashes from taking chlorthalidone?

Have rashes from taking chlorthalidone?

Change meds.: Every drug in existence causes a rash once in awhile. If you're sure that your rash is due to chlorthalidone, ask your doctor to prescribe a different diuretic, which should solve the problem.

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Will losing water weight make you slimmer? lost 8 lbs since taking chlorthalidone 10 days now

That is just water: If you are overweight or obese, the best way to lose weight is changing the balance of calories. Losing calories with exercise, and restricting food intake is the best way.

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Please describe the medication: atenolol and chlorthalidone?

Please describe the medication: atenolol and chlorthalidone?

Lower blood pressure: Atenolol is a beta blocker- works by blocking the heart's response to Adrenalin (epinephrine). Chlorthalidone is a diuretic- works at the kidney level to reduce volume in the blood vessels. The combination drug is called tenoretic. Atenolol's brand name is tenormin. Chlorthalidone's brand name is hygroton (chlorthalidone).

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Is chlorthalidone 25mg safe in ckD (s.cr1.7) to control Bp in elderly in addition toCCB and B blockers?

Yes: It would be beneficial however to monitor electrolytes and renal function routinely. I am certain your doctor is aware of this. Combination therapy (three or four different classes of drug) is often necessary for the management of HTN especially in the elderly.

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Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine .1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?

Yes: I assume these medicines were prescribed by a physician. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic and clonidine works its action via alpha agonism. These medicines are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure.

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Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Yes: Most often Xanax (alprazolam) is taken as needed for anxiety, while the diuretic and blood,pressure meds are taken on a routine basis. There should not be a significant drug drug interaction . You can always discuss w your pharmacist or prescribing doc.

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Taking 12.5mg chlorthalidone, but my potassium is 3.2meq/l. My pcp is not concerned, and dismisses it. I have resistant hypertension.

Low K on CTD: 61 F on chlorthalidone and has K of 3.2 and had "drug" resistant HTN. You need to be tested for Conn's Syndrome as this is the most likely cause of drug resistant HTN esp with low K. Testing is straight forward and I specialize in it. Recommend u consult with me for 2nd opinion and join the Yahoo group I have 4 people with this problem. It is hyperaldosteronism at Yahoo.com. >1,000 like you.

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Can chlorthalidone affect fatty liver disease in any way?

No: Chlorthalidone does not have an effect on the liver and does not cause fatty liver. Fatty liver or steatohepatosis can be due to Alcohol or other causes (medications, obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, etc).

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Take 25mg chlorthalidone daily for hbp is it safe to use anucurt twice daily for a week. Hw does anucort work for internal hemmorhoids?

Take 25mg chlorthalidone daily for hbp is it safe to use anucurt twice daily for a week. Hw does anucort work for internal hemmorhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective.

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I am on 10mg of Ramipril & 5mg of Amolodipine Besylate. I was on 25mg of Chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. I tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. Is there a better medication?

I am on 10mg of Ramipril & 5mg of Amolodipine Besylate. I was on 25mg of Chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. I tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. Is there a better medication?

Individual tailoring: Many combinations available. You need to go through an iterative process of trial and error with various medications. For you, an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) might be better than the Ramipril, and it may be that doses can be changed or a beta blocker added. Best thing to do is to continue working with your health care prof and also to take home BP measurements so there is good data on which

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Hygroton (Definition)

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