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Definition of Chlorthalidone
A thiazide diuretic of the sulfamoylbenzamide class. Chlorthalidone directly inhibits sodium and chloride reabsorption on the luminal membrane of the early segment in the distal convoluted tubule in the kidney. This leads to an increase in water, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, and potassium secretion and a decrease in calcium and uric acid secretion. Chlorthalidone is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, edema and congestive heart failure.

Chlorthalidone is from the group

Thiazide Diuretic

Other Names for Chlorthalidone

Benzenesulfonamide, 2-Chloro-5-(2,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-3-oxo-1H-isoindol-1-yl)-
Benzenesulfonamide, 2-chloro-5-(1-hydroxy-3-oxo-1-isoindolinyl)-


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