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Drug information on Thalizide (Chlorthalidone) from IPCA Laboratories Ltd.

Thalizide

  Tablet  
IPCA Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Chlorthalidone
 12.50
12.5mg
10 Tablets
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Thalizide may be prescribed


Side effects of Thalizide

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, gastric irritation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice and inflammation of pancreas.

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, vertigo, tingling, headache and visual defect.

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Skin : Bruising, photosensitivity, rash, hives and cell death in blood vessels.

   Heart : Low blood pressure.

   Others : Increased sugar, sugar in urine, muscle spasm, weakness, restlessness and impotence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- HTN- The recommended initial dose is 25mg/day. It may be increased.
Edema- Initiation: Initially 30 to 60 mg daily or 60 mg on alternate days.

How to use Thalizide?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is Thalizide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Thalizide

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, gout, heart, kidney, liver, thyroid disease, elderly, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn easily.

• Monitor liver function, kidney function and electrolytes regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Thalizide

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Thalizide

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep out of the reach of children.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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