Hygroton (Chlorthalidone) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Hygroton is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Hygroton is also indicated to be used along with other medications to treat edema associated with congestive heart failure. Hygroton may be referred to by its drug name, Chlorthalidone.

Hygroton is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Hygroton is generally taken once daily.

Hygroton comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Hygroton lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, weakness, skin rash, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, gas, abdominal cramps, and impotence.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Hygroton include severe electrolyte imbalance, kidney problems, and severe skin reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Chlorthalidone – Mylan

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