FAQs ABOUT CHLORTAB 12.5
How CHLORTAB 12.5 should be taken? Can it be crushed?
No. Take CHLORTAB 12.5 as advised by your physician. Swallow CHLORTAB 12.5 with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Can CHLORTAB 12.5 cause hypokalaemia?
Yes. CHLORTAB 12.5 may cause hypokalaemia (low blood potassium levels) in some individuals. It can be identified by symptoms such as muscle weakness, muscle twitching or abnormal heartbeat. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms after taking CHLORTAB 12.5.
Can CHLORTAB 12.5 cause hyponatremia?
Yes. CHLORTAB 12.5 may cause hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) in some individuals. It can be identified by symptoms such as tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, or fits. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms after taking CHLORTAB 12.5.
What if I forget to take a dose of CHLORTAB 12.5?
If you forget to take a dose of CHLORTAB 12.5, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed one and take the next dose at regular time. Do not take a double dose of CHLORTAB 12.5 to make up the forgotten dose.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking CHLORTAB 12.5?
Before taking CHLORTAB 12.5 inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, or heart problems. You should also inform your doctor if you have gout, diabetes mellitus or if you are on a low-salt diet. Consult your doctor before taking CHLORTAB 12.5 if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. CHLORTAB 12.5 may make you feel dizzy while standing up or moving suddenly. Therefore, be cautions while you drive or operate any heavy tools. Inform your doctor if you experience any unusual tiredness, muscle problems, abnormal heartbeat, or extreme thirst.
Can the use of CHLORTAB 12.5 cause sexual problems?
Yes. CHLORTAB 12.5 may cause problems in sexual life. It may cause difficulty in getting an erection or achieving orgasm in men. Consult your doctor if this side effect troubles you.
Is it safe to take CHLORTAB 12.5 in pregnancy?
CHLORTAB 12.5 is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Inform your doctor before taking CHLORTAB 12.5 if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
What are the side effects of CHLORTAB 12.5?
The most common side effects of taking CHLORTAB 12.5 are muscle weakness and twitching, abnormal heartbeat, tiredness, confusion, loss of appetite, upset stomach, dizziness, thirst, skin rash, and impotence in men. Contact your doctor if any of the side effect troubles you.
What is the effect of CHLORTAB 12.5 on kidneys?
CHLORTAB 12.5 belongs to the group of medicines called diuretics. It acts excreting excess fluids from the body. This relaxes blood vessels and reduces elevated blood pressure. It also improves blood flow through the blood vessels and protect the functions of heart. At times, it can also control fluid loss from the body in patients suffering from excess fluid loss such as diabetes insipidus. Since CHLORTAB 12.5 acts on your kidneys, consult your doctor before taking them if you have any kidney problems.
What type of diuretic is CHLORTAB 12.5?
CHLORTAB 12.5 belongs to thiazide-like diuretics which is indicated to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes insipidus. It can also reduce fluid retention that is caused due to kidney or liver disease.
Can potassium be taken with CHLORTAB 12.5?
Before taking potassium supplements or medicines containing potassium along with CHLORTAB 12.5, inform your doctor as a precaution. Your doctor would closely monitor your health condition to avoid unwanted side effects.