A tablet that is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Doctors may also prescribe this product for other purposes not listed in this document. Decreasing high blood pressure helps to prevent future myocardial infarctions, strokes, and kidney damage. The active ingredient of this medication is Chlorthalidone. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and others. CTD 12.5 mg belongs to a group of medications called antihypertensive agents. Chlorthalidone provokes your body to get rid of excessive water and salt.
The manufacturer of CTD 12.5 mg is Ipca Laboratories Limited.
Commonly, one tablet daily is considered the recommended dose or as your doctor directs. Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass of water, preferably on an empty stomach. You should not use alcohol to swallow the pill because your risk of adverse effects may increase. While swallowing, do not break, chew, or split the tablet because you may experience an unpleasant taste in your mouth. You can administer this medicine with low-fat food or milk if nausea or stomach upset occurs. To get the most benefit from CTD 12.5 mg, it is advised to use it at the same time each day.
Moreover, using this product more often than is prescribed by the doctor will not treat your disease faster. In case, you do not notice the desired result, your healthcare provider may adjust the dosage or even change the medicine.
Measure carefully the dose with a special cup or spoon if you intend to use the liquid form of this medicine. It is not allowed to use a household teaspoon because you may get the wrong dose, which may also elevate your risk of side effects. Discuss with your doctor if your medical condition does not improve or if it worsens.
The dosages usually vary among people. It depends on your response to therapy, weight, age, other medications you may be using, and the severity of your health condition. Thereby, physicians prescribe different dosages for their patients. You should not use this product if you are not sure what dosage is better for you or consult with a doctor.
- CTD 12.5 mg
It is not advised to miss a dose because it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Therefore, your condition may become worse or more difficult to treat. In any case, if you miss one, healthcare professionals advise taking the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule as prescribed. Do not administer a double dose of CTD 12.5 mg the next time, trying to catch up because you may experience severe adverse effects.
In rare cases, you may experience an overdose usually due to an increased dose of Chlorthalidone. Symptoms of overdose include slow or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and others. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, stop using CTD 12.5 mg and get medical help immediately. If you have any questions, ask your healthcare professional.
Side Effects of CTD 12.5 mg
All drugs may give you certain side effects and CTD 12.5 mg is not an exception. Some factors that can cause side effects are dehydration, overdose, and allergy. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, patients ignore this category of side effects but it is recommended to inform your doctor if any of the following negative effects appear. Check below some examples:
- Dry mouth
Moderate Side Effects
Commonly, patients can continue to administer Tanoric even if experience any of the following adverse effects. Moreover, your healthcare provider may be able to help you to avoid or prevent side effects. Check some examples below:
Severe Side Effects
This category of side effects may occur rarely usually due to an increased dose of Chlorthalidone. Interrupt using this medicine and ask for medical help right away if you experience any of the following negative effects. Examples include:
- Extreme thirst or fatigue
- Joint pain
- Sudden weight gain
- Mental disorders (such as depression)
- Eye pain
- Decrease in vision
- Slow heart rate
Consult a doctor if you notice any of the adverse reactions listed above or both of them at the same time.
There are some drugs that may interact with Chlorthalidone and decrease the effectiveness of CTD 12.5 mg or even elevate your risk of negative effects. That’s why you should tell your physician about all products that you are using before administering this medication. For example prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal products, vitamins, supplements, and others. Check some examples below:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
Discuss with a doctor before administering CTD 12.5 mg because this document does not contain a complete list of drug interactions. Furthermore, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without a doctor’s approval because you may experience undesired results.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or have any other allergies. Additionally, share your medical history with your healthcare professional before using this product. Examples include:
- Muscle or nerve disease (such as myasthenia gravis)
- Blood circulation problems (including Raynaud’s disease, peripheral vascular disease, and others)
- Breathing problems (such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and others)
- Heart rhythm problems (such as slow heartbeat, atrioventricular block, and others)
- Liver or kidney disease
Tanoric may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit or avoid alcoholic beverages and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because these effects may elevate. Do not drive until you can do it safely.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before administering this medicine. In addition, talk to a doctor before breastfeeding because Chlorthalidone passes into breast milk.