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Thalitone Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- How should I take chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Thalitone)?
- What happens if I overdose (Thalitone)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Thalitone)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Thalitone)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, and muscle pain or weakness.
What should I avoid while taking chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of chlorthalidone.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Chlorthalidone can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect chlorthalidone (Thalitone)?
Before using chlorthalidone, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by chlorthalidone.
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- other blood pressure medications; or
- insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with chlorthalidone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorthalidone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Thalitone Information
- Thalitone Drug Interactions Center: chlorthalidone oral
- Thalitone Side Effects Center
- Thalitone Overview including Precautions
- Thalitone FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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