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Lasix vs. Thalitone

Reviewed on 5/22/2019

Are Lasix and Thalitone the Same Thing?

Lasix (furosemide) and Thalitone (chlorthalidone) are diuretics (water pills) used to treat excessive fluid accumulation (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, liver failure, renal failure, and nephritic syndrome. Lasix and Thalitone are also used to control high blood pressure (hypertension).

Side effects of Lasix and Thalitone that are similar include muscle cramps or spasms, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach upset or pain, and constipation.

Side effects of Lasix that are different from Thalitone include increased urination, thirst, itching or rash, weakness, and spinning sensation.

Side effects of Thalitone that are different from Lasix include lightheadedness, headache, blurred vision, loss of appetite, decreased sexual ability, or increased sensitivity to the sun.

Both Lasix and Thalitone may interact with lithium, seizure medications, blood pressure medications, or steroids.

Lasix may also interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, methotrexate, antibiotics, heart medications, laxatives, and salicylates such as aspirin.

Thalitone may also interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety), digoxin, and insulin or oral diabetes medicines.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lasix?

Common side effects of Lasix include:

  • increased urination,
  • thirst,
  • muscle cramps,
  • itching or rash,
  • weakness,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach pain, and
  • constipation.

Serious side effects of Lasix include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Thalitone?

Common side effects of Thalitone include:

  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • headache,
  • blurred vision,
  • loss of appetite,
  • stomach upset,
  • diarrhea, or
  • constipation as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Other side effects of Thalitone include muscle spasm,
  • decreased sexual ability, or
  • increased sensitivity to the sun.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Thalitone including:

  • fainting,
  • toe or joint pain, or
  • changes in the amount of urine (not including the normal increase in urine when you first start this drug).

What Is Lasix?

Lasix (furosemide) is an anthranilic acid derivative that is used as a strong diuretic in adults and children to treat excessive fluid accumulation (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, liver failure, renal failure, and nephritic syndrome. Lasix may be used with antihypertensive drugs to control high blood pressure (hypertension).

What Is Thalitone?

Thalitone (chlorthalidone) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. Thalitone is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

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What Drugs Interact With Lasix?

Lasix may interact with lithium or steroids.

Lasix may also interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, or salicylates such as aspirin.

What Drugs Interact With Thalitone?

Thalitone may interact with 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), lithium, digoxin, steroids, other blood pressure medications, insulin or oral diabetes medicine. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Thalitone should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding

How Should Lasix Be Taken?

Lasix is available in tablet (20 to 80 mg) and IV forms. Dosage is determined by the patient's physician and varies according to how much fluid and how fast the fluid should be removed. Patients with poor renal function usually require higher doses; doses in children are weight-based. Lasix may interact with sucralfate, cisplatin, cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, lithium, methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, salicylates such as aspirin, or steroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Lasix; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. Lasix passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Lasix may also slow breast milk production. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Thalitone Be Taken?

To treat hypertension the usual starting dose of Thalitone is a single daily dose of 15 mg. If the response is insufficient, the dosage may be increased to 30 mg and then to a single daily dose of 45-50 mg. To treat edema in adults, initial dose is 30 to 60 mg daily or 60 mg on alternate days. Maintenance dose is usually lower.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Lasix Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/016273s066lbl.pdf

FDA. Thalitone Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/019574s016lbl.pdf

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