Thalitone is often prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. The medicine 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 usually taken once a day. Side effects of Thalitone can include electrolyte imbalances, constipation, and low blood pressure.
What Is Thalitone?Thalitone® (chlorthalidone) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
- 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.
How Does Thalitone Work?Thalitone is a diuretic. These drugs are commonly referred to as "water pills." Thalitone works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood, which are passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, Thalitone causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, the medication can lower blood pressure and can also help with water retention.