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Hygroton is a thiazide-related diuretic taken for reducing excess fluid in your body. A prescription for Hygroton can be beneficial for lowering your blood pressure if you are hypertensive, as well as treating fluid retention for those with cirrhosis of the liver and kidney disease, and for treating mild to moderate chronic or stable heart failure.
Retaining fluid is medically known as edema and most commonly occurs in your hands, feet, arms, legs, and ankles. Having high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disease, and heart failure may be the cause of your fluid build-up if your doctor has not found other reasons for the conditions, such as your current medication or you are pregnant.
When taken as directed, Hygroton will work to stimulate your kidneys into increasing your urine output, which in turn will take excess fluid and salt with it. This action takes place in your blood stream and body tissues so the swelling is relieved and blood vessels can carry a proper blood flow to your heart so it is under less strain to pump blood out to the rest of your organs and tissues.
Hygroton or generic Chlorthalidone is not a cure for hypertension or liver, kidney, and heart disease so you should still follow instructions for a healthy diet, no alcohol consumption, exercise, and regular doctor visits to monitor your condition. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Hypertension can sometimes be treated with diet and exercise, a diuretic, or a combination of all if your blood pressure is only slightly raised. For kidney disease or cirrhosis of the liver, Hygroton can help remove the excess fluid that can accumulate in your abdomen or legs. To help a weakened heart pump sufficient blood around your body, Hygroton works the same as for hypertension by removing the fluid from your blood so the pressure in your blood vessels is decreased.
Ask your doctor about any risks of taking Hygroton while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Hygroton is right for you, explain other medical conditions or allergies to your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.
If you are a diabetic, monitor your glucose levels as they could increase while taking Hygroton. Until you know how Hygroton will affect you, do not operate a vehicle, machinery, or perform any task considered unsafe if you are not attentive. Your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight so limit your outdoor exposure, apply an SPF 15 or higher, and wear protective clothing to avoid sunburn.