What Is Chlorthalidone?
) is a prescription medicine that is is licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure
) and fluid retention (edema). It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
Who Makes This Medication?
Chlorthalidone is made by a few different manufacturers of generic drugs. Brand-name Thalitone is made by Monarch Pharmaceuticals.
Some specific uses for this medicine include:
How Does It Work?
Chlorthalidone is a diuretic. These medications are commonly referred to as "water pills." It works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood, which are then passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, the medication causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, it can lower blood pressure
and help with water retention.