A diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "chlorthalidone" in a sentence
"For patients who have a systolic blood pressure 20 mm Hg or more over the target, either a thiazide-like diuretic -- such as chlorthalidone -- or a calcium channel blocker should be added."
"I'm curious why the anonymous pharmacist doesn't like a drug that works, is dirt-freaking cheap, and has evidence of benefit for people with DM, CKD, and CHF and has pretty good blood-lowering ability in it's own right and is then combined with the drug recommended by JNC7admittedly I think that may change with JNC8 and go to either chlorthalidone OR an ACE-I as first-line, which is of course what lisinopril, the denigerated drug, is."
"In fact, the chlorthalidone patients suffered less heart failure, stroke and angina than those receiving the newer, costlier drugs."