What are the side effects of chlorthalidone?
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Am a fit 56 year old male with hypertension which runs in the family. Started taking this drug 4 days ago. First day I had to wake several times during the night to pee. Now I am feeling very light headed and dizzy especially when I stand up from sitting down. Also nausea. Am feeling very sick and will probably stop taking this medication. Too bad as it has already dropped my BP. A small pill with powerful side effects.
The first day I took this I was hopeful because I felt better overall and it immediately lowered my BP, but that only lasted a short while. By the 2nd week I felt dizzy, had extreme muscle pain, (on scale of 1-10 pain was a 15) had a severe headache, and my BP was back up again. I'm off and not going back on.
It’s an ok drug. Better than lisinopril, which is made from Brazilian Viper snake venum. Extremely bad on muscle pains
Have been taking chlorthalidone for 8 years for kidney Stone prevention. Has worked very well. No side effects. Im 66 year old male.
I was prescribed this to help prevent kidney stones and to "lower" my blood pressure (despite the fact that it wasnt regularly high). I was sort of leary about it, but my doctor convinced me to try it. By Day 4 of taking it i had 2 near fainting episodes as well as the most horrible headache accompanied by nausea. My skin is basically allergic to the sun on this drug also, even with sunscreen. And losing water weight is such a huge risk for dehydration. Definately not taking this drug anymore.
I am taking this drug in combination with lisinpril for high blood pressure. It has been effective and I tolerate the side effects of increased urination and mild lightheadedness for better overall feeling with lower blood pressure. My physician recommended cutting the pill in half (25 mg pill) and that seemed too harsh so I have been only taking 1/4 pill to avoid higher lightheadedness and still get the benefits. It has only been six months but I feel much better except for the increased urination. I do put myself on potasium supplements once a week to counter that side effect.
I started taking Chlothalidone 12.5 mg a year ago. First week taking it I stayed on the toilet peeing everything I ever drank. I felt dizzy and my heart slowed tremendously. 8 continues to take it drs' order. After about 2 weeks I felt normal again. Then after about 6 months i was in the ER for chest pains and leg cramps. Come to find out my potassium dropped to a dangerously low level. I was given potassium to take. I'm still shocked and confused to why my dr has not put me on potassium supplements. Every time I go to dr my potassium is low.
My Dr. Put me on chlorthalidone 25mg once per day.I took it for 4 days and started getting sick,I could barely make it out of bed.I was so weak I could hardly walk.I did not know what was causing it,but on 2nd weak swelling in feet was gone and I felt great.Then I ran out of the pills.My dr.was not in so I had to wait a week to get a refill.After the 1st day taking I started getting sick again.I have been on them for a week now and feeling better.You really have to take this drug everyday.
High blood pressure runs in my family, thru diet and exercise I was able to lower my blood pressure, but once I stopped BP skyrocketed. I was put on BP meds, had every side effect imaginable like edema, dizziness, kidney pain, fatigue, confusion, depression, lots of weight gain, etc from Norvasc,Amlodomine, Benicar, etc. Then my Dr. put me on Chlorthalidone 25 mg. It saved my life, from day 1 everything normalized. My BP lowered immediately and I lost 25 lbs of water weight, more energy and at 50 yrs old, I felt like I did at 21. One note, I have always been salt sensitive, even as a child I learbed to avoid salt, my face and body would swell after a salty meal. I could not get into my shoes or clothes for 24 hours after consuming salt. Until I started taking Chlortalidone 25 mg. It is refitted as one of the oldest American drugs from the early 1950s. Its Safe and reliable.
My blood pressure went down immediately after I began taking Chlorthalidone, 25 mg, once each day. My ankle swelling went down immediately, like the very next day. I have had not noticed any negative side effects. A positive side effect has been me sleeping better at night. I used to have problems going to sleep but I don't now and I attribute it to Chlorthalidone as taking the drug daily is the only difference I have had in my life. I started taking the drug for 30 days, but I was traveling and the doctor wanted me to do blood work to see the effects. I now have a regular 90 day dosage with 3 refills scheduled and I could not be happier as my ankle swelling had become a real concern for me. I now need to walk daily and eat more nutritious meals... I'm working on it.
Lowered my blood pressure to 50 had to go to tje er. Dehydrated me . Dizzy, tired, felt like i was going to faint. Tingling all over. Stop taking it after aweek my.blood pressure was still dangerously low
Am taking this med for prevention of kidney stones I take it at night as it makes me tired. It's actually worked great for me so far I just feel better and my calcium oxalate and blood wrk has normalized.
Horrible headache, exhausted, no energy. Stopped after five days. That was no way to live. Told doctor to find a plan B.
worked great to lower my blood pressure but raised my uric acid level up to 9,7 also my LDL went up too.This is the only drug that really worked for me so I am going to try and find a way to lower my uric acid natuarally. Make sure your doctor checks your uric acid level before taking. The first directic I took 12 years ago caused the gout and my doctor didn't see the connection. It might also lower your potassium levels too
Prescribed 25mg. First 2 days seemed ok. 3rd day of taking it started to feel bad. Doc said, keep taking it. 4th,5th and 6th day felt horrible, dizzy, nauseous and headache, could not function whatsoever, so did not take it those days. Literally felt like I'd been poisoned and was dying. 6 days later of not taking the drug, still feeling dizzy and winded but other side effects are gone. Doc says you should not stop, but I would say the side effects for me were on the extreme side and I've had 3 kids, major hangovers, bad flus, I know what unwell can feel like, but NOTHING like this. If I try taking this drug again, I might lick it and see if that does anything to me, otherwise making a serious effort to lose weight, cut back sugar, etc. Anything better than living thru that again.
Feet and ankle swelling. I developed lower stomach pain as if I need to urinate often, nausea, constipation, fatigue, dizziness and sleepy.
I have been on 25mg for 3 months. I was taking Amlodopine for my Hypertention. I was weened off because of swollen ankles and no improvement with my blood pressure. The Chlorthalidone has been great. I sleep better and my blood pressure has improved to normal ranges. I had some side-effects early on (dizziness and low potassium) as of this week dropping to 12.5 Chlorthalidone, also, looking weight helps. Try it if your Dr. Recommends.
Definitely better than lasix. I was taking 40mg of lasix/furosemide but it wasn't very effective. I currently take 25mg of Chlorthalidone, it gets rid of extra fluid more efficiently.
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