Drug Index

Chlorthalidone

 
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Mechanism :

It is a long acting diuretic agent related to the thiazide group of drugs. It increases the elimination of water and sodium in urine, thus reducing the fluid volume and body sodium. It is used in the treatment of edema, pulmonary edema associated with heart failure and also used to decrease the blood pressure.


Indication :

• Hypertension


Contraindications :

Documented hypersensitivity to chlorthalidone or sulfonamides.

Anuria.


Dosing :

Initially 0.3 mg/kg/day (Oral); may increase to 2 mg/kg/day; maximum: 50 mg/day.


Adverse Effect :

GI disturbances, hearing loss, hypochloremic alkalosis, vasculitis, spasticity, restlessness, impotency, volume depletion and hypokalemia.


Interaction :

Amisulpride: Risk of hypokalemia.
Cisapride: Risk of prolonged QT interval.
Isocarboxazid: Hypotensive effect nay be seen.
Tretinoin: Increased photoxicity.


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