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Thalitone Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Thalitone is a diuretic used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention that are associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy, and kidney disease. Thalitone may be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.

Thalitone Dosage

  • For the treatment of high blood pressure, the usual starting dose is a single dose of 15 milligrams.
  • For the treatment of fluid retention, the usual starting dose is 30 to 60 milligrams daily.

Uses of Thalitone

  • It is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Thalitone

Before taken Thalitone medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Thalitone. Side effects may include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Changes in blood sugar
  • Diarrhea
  • Flaky skin
  • Headache
  • Impotence
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Thalitone:

  • You should be careful in hot weather. You should contact your doctor if you experience excessive thirst, tiredness, restlessness, muscle pains or cramps, vomiting, or increased heart rate or pulse.
  • If you are taking Diuretics, then it may cause your body to lose too much potassium. Signs of an excessively low potassium level such as muscle weakness and rapid or irregular heartbeat. To boost your potassium level, your doctor may recommend eating potassium-rich foods or taking a potassium supplement.
  • You should tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to other diuretics or if you have asthma, kidney or liver disease, gout, or lupus.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Thalitone with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Thalitone with the following:

  • Insulin
  • Lithium
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase

After taken Thalitone if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Thalitone overdose include:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

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