is a thiazide diuretic, also known as a water pill, used to cure fluid retention (edema) caused by the bodys absorption of salt. It works by transferring 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 and Thaliton.
Patients unable to urinate should not take this medication, as there may be severe side effects for them. 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 allergic reactions
, sensitivity reactions, and the worst-case scenario, hepatic coma.
Studies have not shown any adverse effects to unborn babies; however, breastfeeding women should talk with their physicians before taking Clorthalidone.
Igroton is taken one or two times a day orally. However, if your physician prescribes otherwise, follow the prescription strictly. This medication should not be taken on an empty stomach
, as this may result in extreme discomfort. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take more than the prescribed amount at one time. In case of overdose, immediately seek medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose include emesis, nausea
, muscle pain
, and excessive weakness.
Medicines such as muscle relaxants, cough
medicine, and sleeping pills should be avoided while taking Igroton. If you must take these medications, talk with your physician in advance. Also avoid drinking alcohol as it can also worsen the potential side effects of the medication. Igroton makes the skin more sensitive to UV rays, so avoid being in the sun too long or using tanning beds. Igroton forces the body to get rid of water quicker, so stay well hydrated.
Physicians typically 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 Igroton is a significant increase in urination
. After a few weeks, this should subside. Dizziness
, muscle cramps, nausea, an upset stomach, emesis, weakness, and hair loss
are some known 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 pyrexia, see your physician immediately.
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.
Igroton has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of igroton 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
• Igroton available : 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 100mg tablets