is a thiazide diuretic, commonly known as a water pill, used to cure fluid retention (edema) caused by the body’s absorption of salt. It transfers excess water and salt into the urine through the kidneys
and can be used in the treatment or control of hypertension
disorders, and side effects from taking steroids or estrogen. Popular brand names include Clorpres, Thaliton, and Hygroton
Patients unable to urinate should not take this medication, as there may be severe side effects. Tell your physician if you have asthma
, kidney or liver
, renal dysfunction, lupus, or allergies
to sulfa medications. Failure to do so may result in severe allergic reactions
, sensitivity reactions, and the worst-case scenario, hepatic coma.
Studies have shown no adverse effects on unborn babies; however, breastfeeding women should talk with their physicians before taking Clorthalidone.
Higroton is usually taken one or two times a day orally. If your physician prescribes otherwise, follow the prescription strictly. This medication should not be taken on an empty stomach
, as this may result in acute discomfort. If a dosage is missed, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take more than the prescribed amount at one time. In case of overdose, immediately seek medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose include vomiting
, muscle pain
, and excessive weakness.
Sleep-inducing medicines, including muscle relaxants, cough
medicine, and sleeping pills should be avoided while taking Higroton. If these medications must be taken, talk with your physician in advance. When taking Higroton, avoid drinking alcohol as it can also worsen the potential side effects of the medication. Higroton makes the skin more sensitive to UV rays, so avoid being in the sun too long or using any tanning beds. Higroton forces the body to get rid of water more quickly, so be certain to stay well hydrated.
Physicians often prescribe special diets to patients taking the medication, which are usually low in salt and sodium and high in potassium, all of which compensate for the body’s rapid water disposal.
The primary side effect of taking Higroton is a significant increase in urination
. After a few weeks, this should subside. Dizziness
, muscle cramps, nausea, an upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, and hair loss
are potential side effects, but are often very minimal. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any of these and they become quite severe. In case of numbness, bruising, excessive bleeding, difficulty breathing, or fever
, see your physician right away.
Have regular blood
and urine tests to make sure there are no adverse long-term effects. The medication must be stored at room temperature in a dry location. Once past the expiration date, dispose of it immediately.
Higroton has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of higroton is C14H11ClN2O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-chloro-5-(1-hydroxy-3-oxo-1,2-dihydroisoindol-1-yl)-benzenesulfonamide
• Molecular weight is 338.767 g/mol
• Higroton available : 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 100mg tablets