Should you take potassium with chlorthalidone?

Should you take potassium with chlorthalidone?

If you take a low dose of chlorthalidone or hydrochlorothiazide and have normal kidney function, your doctor will probably recommend getting potassium from dietary sources. You can boost your potassium intake from the same foods that are heart healthy – vegetables, fruits and fish.

Does chlorthalidone affect potassium?

Chlorthalidone can lower blood potassium and magnesium levels because both potassium and magnesium are lost in the urine. This is especially true in patients who are also taking another class of diuretics, called loop diuretics which includes furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), and torsemide (Demadex).

What medications should not be taken with chlorthalidone?

Chlorthalidone may interact with other medications

  • Blood pressure drugs. When chlorthalidone is taken with other medications that lower your blood pressure, your blood pressure may become dangerously low.
  • Diabetes drugs. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your diabetes medication.
  • Digoxin.
  • Lithium.

How much does chlorthalidone lower BP?

Chlorthalidone 50 mg reduced BP by 25/10 mm Hg, and HCTZ 100 mg reduced BP by 18/8 mm Hg.

Is chlorthalidone good for high blood pressure?

Chlorthalidone is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to reduce extra salt and water in the body caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease.

Does chlorthalidone lower BP?

Chlorthalidone is a diuretic (water pill). It reduces the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine, which helps to lower blood pressure.

Which is the best tablet for high BP?

Which blood pressure drug is right for you?

Drug Good candidates
ACE inhibitors Benazepril (Lotensin and generic), enalapril (Vasotec and generic), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril, and generic), and others Especially for people with diabetes, heart failure, kidney disease, or a history of heart attack or stroke.

What are the side effects of taking chlorthalidone?

Abdominal or stomach pain. black, tarry stools. bleeding gums. blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin. bloating. blood in urine or stools. blurred vision. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings.

When to take potassium and chlorthalidone together?

Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) as soon as possible about taking these two medicines together. You may need to have your potassium level checked. Your doctor may want you to take a potassium supplement or your medicine may need to be changed.

Do you have to take chlorthalidone if you have kidney stones?

Continue to take chlorthalidone even if you feel well. Do not stop taking chlorthalidone without talking to your doctor. Chlorthalidone may also be used to treat patients with diabetes insipidus and certain electrolyte disturbances and to prevent kidney stones in patients with high levels of calcium in their blood.

Do you need a lab test while taking chlorthalidone?

You may need lab tests while taking chlorthalidone: including liver function, kidney function, and electrolytes, may be performed while you use chlorthalidone. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects.