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Chlorothiazide is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. By increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood, the diuretic can lower blood pressure and help with water retention. The medicine comes in tablet and liquid form, and is generally taken once or twice daily. Side effects may include weakness, dizziness, and diarrhea.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure (renal failure), and certain medications.