k-tab er 10 meq was given inplace of chlorthalidone it don't seem to work the same for my high blood pressure
K-tabs ER are not necessarily needed for hypertension, but are sometimes used when a person is also on a diuretic. K-Tabs extended-release tablets are an electrolyte. It works by providing potassium when you have low levels of potassium in your blood. It's not made specifically for hypertension (high blood pressure) but is sometimes used to help lower BP.
Some information on chlorthalidone: Chlorthalidone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Chlorthalidone treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
It's my understanding you've said you are not taking this diuretic. Since you're on the K-tabs ER, are you on a different diuretic? If the K-tabs ER don't seem to be working, call your Dr. and report your BPs only if they are from a good quality BP cuff.
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