Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Chlortalidone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Chlortalidone must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue taking Chlortalidone even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.
You will feel the urge to pass urine more often while being treated with Chlortalidone. Take it early in the day to avoid going to the toilet too often at night.
Take Chlortalidone with a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have diabetes, gout, high cholesterol or any other illnesses; or if you are allergic to sulfur medicines.
Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medicine regularly. He may also need to do routine blood tests while you are being treated with Chlortalidone.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver, kidney or bladder disease.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Chlortalidone.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Chlortalidone.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Your doctor may give you potassium supplements while you are being treated with Chlortalidone. Alternatively, he may tell you to eat more of foods that are high in potassium, such as orange juice, bananas or prunes.
Why do I need this medicine?
Chlortalidone is used to treat water retention caused by heart, liver or kidney disease. Water retention may be noticed as swelling of the feet, ankles, lower leg and hands. For this reason, it is commonly known as a "water pill".
Chlortalidone is also used to treat high blood pressure.
Chlortalidone may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as decided by your doctor.
What side effects could I experience?
Chlortalidone may cause dizziness. You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Chlortalidone for the very first time. This is normal and should go away as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you feel dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Chlortalidone may also cause stomach upset, nausea, thirst and sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid direct or prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Alert your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Other side effects are not common, but may be serious. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- sore throat with fever
- rashes with skin peeling
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- other medicines for heart disease or high blood pressure, such as digoxin, captopril, enalapril
- lithium (a mood medicine)
- ciclosporin (a medicine used in transplants and other illnesses)
- painkillers known as NSAIDs
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.