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Doctor insights on: Chlorthalidone Thiazide Agent

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Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Paradox: Thiazides paradoxically reduce the amount of urine the kidneys produce in the nephrogenic form of di. Thiazides are not used in the central form. ...Read more

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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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Can chlorthalidone affect fatty liver disease in any way?

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). ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My HDL is 38. Is there any supplement available to increase the HDL numbers? Currently on thiazide 25mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg.

My HDL is 38. Is there any supplement available to increase the HDL numbers? Currently on thiazide 25mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg.

Hdl: Exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, and substitution of monounsaturated for saturated fatty acids all can raise hdl-cholesterol. Medication to raise HDL alone is generally not recommended but in high risk gp, nicotinic acid ( vitamin b 3 as a supplement if you like to use ) can be given or Gemfibrozil ( especially people with high triglycerides too). ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Safe to have caffeine wile on thiazide?

Safe to have caffeine wile on thiazide?

No contraindication: There are no drug interactions or contraindications to combining caffeine and thiazide diuretics. However, caffeine is a diuretic as well, so you should be wary of your fluid/volume status when combining the two. ...Read more

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Could taking thiazide affect your A1c test results?

Could taking thiazide affect your A1c test results?

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

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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! ...Read more

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Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Thiazides in CKD: Thiazides are not contraindicated in renal failure for any medical reason. They are not used as they are ineffective of making patients urinate. Patients with chronic kidney disease are placed on loop diuretics which are able to evoke a diuretic response in patients with it. Patients on dialysis are given these drugs when they still have residual renal function so they can eliminate urine. ...Read more

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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals? 2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals?  2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

Yes: Collections of gout crystals are called tophi. They can be removed surgically if your circulation is adequate. Thiazide is a diuretic. By removing water in your system you in effect increase the concentration of uric acid in the blood. This caused the gouty attack. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hygroton (Definition)

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Thiazide Drug (Definition)

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