Chlorthalidone is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is a diuretic, which means it increases the amount of salt and water that is removed from the body. This causes a decrease in blood volume, which helps lower blood pressure. The medication comes in tablet form, and is typically taken once a day. Side effects include dizziness, nausea, and constipation.
What Is Chlorthalidone?Chlorthalidone (Thalitone®) is a prescription medicine that is is licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) 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.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treatment of water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure (renal failure), and certain medications.