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Thalitone refers to the brand name of the drug Chlorthalidone. Chlorthalidone is the generic name which is known more by medics. Thalitone is in the class of drugs which is referred to as a water pill or diuretics.
The inactive ingredients are lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and povidone.
Water pills help in the reduction of extra salt or water in the body. This condition is caused by either a kidney disease, heart failure or liver disease.
Thalitone 50 mg acts by decreasing the extra salt and water in the body, therefore, help in decreasing edema (swelling), breathing difficulties and formation of fluid in the lungs.
Route of Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets Drug Administration.
With a glass of water, take Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets through the mouth. Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets medications should be taken once daily. Preferably, take Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets medication in the morning to increase the probability of remembering it. Also, you’ll reduce the time of waking up often for instance if you take it before bedtime.
Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets Dosing Instructions.
Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets are used in the management of hypertension, edema, congestive heart failure, and hepatic cirrhosis. 50 mg of Chlorthalidone is recommended after taking Thalitone medications for a long period of time and no desirable therapeutic effect is realized. (15-30mg of Thalitone).Chlorthalidone 50mg can also be taken with maintenance doses which should be in lower dosing. For instance, in the management of hypertension, the use of lower doses of hypertensive tabs may be necessary. It’s advisable that you take Chlorthalidone medication alongside food.
Moreover, the management of edema will require the use of Chlorthalidone 50mg as the initiating dose. Thereafter, followed by an additional dose to up to 90mg. Like any other drug, the effectiveness of Thalitone 50 mg is realized with the continued use of the medication.
Factors to be considered before taking Chlorthalidone.• Drug modifications.
If you’re under medication, for instance in the case of type 1 diabetes, you are advised to visit your doctor so that adjustments to the dosage can be made if possible. Chlorthalidone medications can potentiate the action of other maintenance medications e.g. hypertensive medications. It can also inhibit the action of other drugs.
People above 75 years of age are at risk of intoxication due to the lower clearance ability of their liver and kidneys. Chlorthalidone 50mg dose may not be the thing for you if you’re above this age. Thalitone is associated with increased risk of lithium toxicity which can be detrimental to your health.
Also, the safety of Chlorthalidone has not been established for use by children.
• Health Status.
Patients with renal impairments should approach Chlorthalidone medication with CAUTION. Similarly, patients with progressive liver disease should have a prior consultation before using Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets tabs. The alterations of the fluid by Chlorthalidone diuretic can cause hepatic coma which is detrimental to your health.
Moreover, patients with a history of asthmatic conditions should also approach Chlorthalidone medication with caution. There is a probability that the use of Chlorthalidone 50mg by people with asthma may trigger an allergic reaction.
• Nursing Status.
Lactating and pregnant women are not allowed to use Chlorthalidone medication. This is because the excretion of Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets is passed through breast milk.
Contra-indications of Thalitone 50 mg 112 tablets
• Light headaches.
• Dryness in the mouth and muscle cramps.
• Irregular heartbeats which could indicate high BP.
• General malaise and weakness especially at the joints.
The severity of the symptoms should call for an immediate withdrawal of Thalitone followed by contact of your doctor to provide you with the best alternative drug.