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Captopril Medication - Chlorthalidone Overdose

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  • Captopril Medication
    Various conditions can be treated with the medication captopril, which this eMedTV segment lists. This Web page also provides information on possible side effects and includes a link to a full-length article on this angiotensin II receptor blocker.
  • Captopril Overdose
    If you take too much captopril, overdose symptoms may include kidney failure or extreme low blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page covers other possible symptoms of an overdose and describes various treatment options that are available.
  • Captopril Uses
    Captopril uses include the treatment of diabetic nephropathy and symptoms of congestive heart failure. As this eMedTV page explains, other uses include high blood pressure control and treatment following a heart attack to improve survival.
  • Carvedilol
    Carvedilol is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This eMedTV segment discusses other uses for the drug and offers details on dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • Carvedilol Dosing
    The recommended dose of carvedilol to control high blood pressure is 6.25 mg, twice a day. This eMedTV Web page also suggests dosing guidelines for those taking carvedilol following a heart attack and for treating congestive heart failure.
  • Carvedilol Medicine
    If you have high blood pressure, your healthcare provider may recommend a medicine called carvedilol. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of this beta blocker, explaining how it works, what to expect, and how often to take it.
  • Carvedilol Side Effects
    This eMedTV article lists common carvedilol side effects that may occur, including dizziness, diarrhea, and slow heart rate. Side effects that are more uncommon, as well as serious side effects that require medical attention, are also included.
  • Causes of Congestive Heart Failure
    This page from the eMedTV library provides a discussion on the causes of congestive heart failure. Common causes include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, drug or alcohol abuse, and thyroid disorders.
  • Chlorothiazide
    Chlorothiazide is a prescription drug that is used to treat water retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment explains how the medication works, offers dosing information, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Chlorothiazide Alternatives
    Chlorothiazide alternatives may include changing your diet and becoming more physically active. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists chlorothiazide alternatives for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention.
  • Chlorothiazide and Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding women should use chlorothiazide with caution. As this eMedTV article explains, studies on chlorothiazide and breastfeeding show that the drug may cause a decrease in milk production in breastfeeding women.
  • Chlorothiazide and Impotence
    Impotence is a side effect that has been reported with chlorothiazide. This part of the eMedTV archives offers more information on chlorothiazide and impotence, and describes the possible options your doctor may recommend if impotence occurs.
  • Chlorothiazide and Pregnancy
    Chlorothiazide may not be safe to use during pregnancy. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on chlorothiazide and pregnancy, and describes the possible problems that may occur in a fetus that is exposed to the drug.
  • Chlorothiazide Dosing
    Chlorothiazide dosing for adults usually starts at 500 to 1000 mg daily, taken in one or two doses. This eMedTV segment also offers dosing guidelines for children and provides important chlorothiazide dosage tips and precautions.
  • Chlorothiazide Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page presents some basic information on chlorothiazide, a drug used to treat two different conditions. This segment lists these conditions, describes the available forms, and covers what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Chlorothiazide Overdose
    People who overdose on chlorothiazide may develop irregular heart rhythm, dehydration, or low electrolytes. This eMedTV resource lists possible signs of a chlorothiazide overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
  • Chlorthalidone
    Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that can be used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at the prescription drug, noting in particular how it works, how and when to take it, and its possible side effects.
  • Chlorthalidone Alternatives
    Chlorthalidone alternatives may include lifestyle changes and other medications. This eMedTV Web page discusses these alternatives in more detail -- listing numerous medications your doctor can prescribe -- and explains when they may be considered.
  • Chlorthalidone and Breastfeeding
    Women who are taking chlorthalidone and breastfeeding should watch for changes in their nursing children. This eMedTV page explains why it is important for you and your doctor to make a shared decision about chlorthalidone and breastfeeding.
  • Chlorthalidone and Pregnancy
    Chlorthalidone, a pregnancy Category B drug, is probably safe for women to take while pregnant. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth discussion on chlorthalidone and pregnancy, describing specific situations in which the drug should not be used.
  • Chlorthalidone Dosing
    For most people with water retention, the starting chlorthalidone dose is 50 mg to 100 mg. This eMedTV resource also discusses chlorthalidone dosing for the treatment of high blood pressure and lists factors that can affect your chlorthalidone dosage.
  • Chlorthalidone Drug Information
    This segment of the eMedTV library provides some basic drug information on chlorthalidone, which is prescribed for edema and hypertension. This page briefly explains how the medication works, how often you take it, and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Chlorthalidone Overdose
    Someone who has overdosed on chlorthalidone may experience nausea, fainting, or a dry mouth. This eMedTV article describes other possible symptoms of a chlorthalidone overdose and also explains the treatment options that are available.
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