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Chlorthalidone Thiazide Agent
Which of the diuretics (thiazide, loop, potassium sparing) if you were to choose just one may be the best overall to treat hbp?
Depends: On multiple issues including kidney function. Certain diuretics work better with certain levels of kidney function/dysfunction. In general a thiazide is preferred as first line and particularly Chlorthalidone as it is long acting and potent. See your doctor for specifics as kidney function and potassium levels need to be followed. ...Read more
Been takin 25 mg chlorthalidone 4 days BP was 137/92 is this too high or does the medicine need more time to work?
Couple of weeks: Normal BP in a 29yo is 750 mg. ...Read more
In a way, yes: Diazide worsens control of diabetes and may raise blood sugar level and indirectly raise a1c levels. The drug diazide does not directly affect the assay for a1c. See this site for more information on side effects of diazide. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/54/2/196.full. ...Read more
Checked BP twice today was 104/71 then 110/76 is this too low or considered normal. Am taking 25mg chlorthalidone daily & .5 mg Xanax daily?
How do thiazides reduce calcium excretion through urine? And how do loop diuretics increase the excretion of calcium through urine?
you're right: They do exactly what you said: thiazides reduce urinary calcium excretion and are good for stone formers; loop diuretics increase it and are good for people with hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia. The mechanism is complicated. Unless you're taking an exam, this is sufficient information. ...Read more
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