A study for a 70 year old woman who takes Chlorthalidone - from FDA reports


871 females aged 70 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 70 year old female patient who has Hypertension. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 09, 2019

871 females aged 70 (±5) who take Chlorthalidone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Chlorthalidone for a 70-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 70
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Hypertension
  • Drugs taken:
    • Chlorthalidone (chlorthalidone)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Hypokalemia (low potassium)
  2. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  3. Urinary tract infection
  4. Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood)
  5. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  6. Delirium (wild excitement)
  7. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  8. Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  9. Cardiac failure
  10. Blood osmolarity decreased
1 - 6 months:
n/a
6 - 12 months:
  1. Haemorrhagic transformation stroke (haemorrhages develop inside areas of ischemia)
  2. Haemorrhage intracranial (bleeding within the skull)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
  2. Blockage of leg arteries
  3. Hypertensive crisis
  4. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  5. Stable angina (a constant chest pain)
  6. The flu (the flu is caused by an influenza virus)
  7. Skin ulcer
  8. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Dyspnea exertional
2 - 5 years:
  1. Pneumonia
  2. Respiratory distress (difficulty in breathing)
  3. Acute kidney failure
  4. Constipation
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
  7. Low tissue oxygen
  8. Hiatal hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)
  9. Blood potassium decreased
  10. Blood sodium decreased
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  2. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
10+ years:
  1. Death
  2. Nephrogenic anaemia (anaemia due to kidney disease)
  3. Chronic kidney disease
  4. Hypokalemia (low potassium)
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. High blood cholesterol
  7. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  8. Pain in extremity
  9. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)
  10. Gastrointestinal carcinoma (cancer of stomach or intestine)
not specified:
  1. Nosebleed (bleeding from nose)
  2. Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  3. Post procedural complication
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Feeling abnormal
  6. Drowsiness
  7. Memory loss
  8. Fever
  9. Weight increased
  10. Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol : 68 people, 7.81%
  2. Pain : 62 people, 7.12%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 56 people, 6.43%
  4. Type 2 Diabetes : 46 people, 5.28%
  5. Depression : 44 people, 5.05%
  6. Diabetes : 42 people, 4.82%
  7. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 40 people, 4.59%
  8. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 39 people, 4.48%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 36 people, 4.13%
  10. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 35 people, 4.02%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Norvasc (90 people, 10.33%)
  2. Metformin (63 people, 7.23%)
  3. Amlodipine (56 people, 6.43%)
  4. Atenolol (56 people, 6.43%)
  5. Synthroid (52 people, 5.97%)
  6. Pantoprazole (46 people, 5.28%)
  7. Vitamin D (46 people, 5.28%)
  8. Lyrica (40 people, 4.59%)
  9. Simvastatin (39 people, 4.48%)
  10. Tylenol (37 people, 4.25%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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