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USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

50 mg Tablets
MOCK UP Chlortalidone
(chlortalidone)

By Caroline McDermott at

Patient Information Leaflet

Your medicine is called by the above name but will be referred to as Chlortalidone throughout this leaflet.

1. What Chlortalidone is and what it is taken for
Chlortalidone belongs to a group of medicines called thiazide diuretics.
Thiazide diuretics help to reduce the amount of water in your body. They do this by increasing the amount of
water that you pass as urine. They are sometimes called 'water tablets'.
Chlortalidone is used to:
• treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
• treat heart failure
• help reduce the fluid retention that occurs with some kidney or liver diseases
• treat diabetes insipidus (a condition in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine
and is constantly thirsty).

DATE:

REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

06464/2965B

09/01/14
DATE OF PROOF:
CODE:

DATE:

DT
ARTWORKER:

CUSTOMER: Waymade

Chlortalidone 50mg tabs

It is best to take Chlortalidone in the morning with food. Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water.
• other treatments for high blood pressure or heart problems such as:
- ACE inhibitors (for example, lisinopril)
- beta blockers (for example propranolol hydrochloride)
- methyldopa
- vasodilators (for example bosentan)
- calcium channel blockers (for example amlodipine)
- guanethidine
• corticosteroids such as prednisolone or betamethasone - used to treat allergic and inflammatory
diseases and immune reactions
• cytotoxic agents such as cyclophosphamide or methotrexate - used to treat cancer
• asthma treatments such as salbutamol or formoterol
• amphotericin - used to treat infections
• carbenoxolone - used to treat ulcers
• insulin and other treatments for diabetes such as chlorpropamide or glibenclamide
• digoxin - for an irregular heartbeat
• lithium - used to treat mental illness
• adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) - used to treat a number of different conditions, including
ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis
• anticholinergics such as atropine sulphate or hyoscine butylbromide - for abdominal or stomach
spasms or cramps
• colestyramine - used to reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease
• amantadine - used to treat Parkinson’s disease or viral infections
• allopurinol - used to treat gout
• calcium salts or vitamin D - used for replacement therapy
• non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or indometacin - used for pain relief or
rheumatism
• ciclosporin - used to treat rheumatic disease or skin complaints or after a transplant.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken/used any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription.

PRODUCT:

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any of the following medicines as they
may interfere with Chlortalidone:

PRE-PRESS NO.:

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WARNING!

Take special care with Chlortalidone
Before you take Chlortalidone tell your doctor if:
• you suffer from any other liver or kidney problems
• you are on a low-salt diet
• you suffer from diabetes mellitus (increased levels of sugar in the blood)
• you have high cholesterol levels
• if you have recently had an anaesthetic
• you are elderly.
If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
Chlortalidone.

04-1957

CUSTOMER
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2. Check before you take Chlortalidone
Do not take Chlortalidone:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlortalidone, sulphonamides such as sulfamethoxazole or any
of the ingredients of Chlortalidone (see Section 6 Further information)
• if you are not passing any urine at all
• if you have severe kidney or liver problems
• if you have low blood levels of potassium which can cause muscle weakness, muscle twitching or
abnormal heartbeat
• if you have low blood levels of sodium which can cause tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, fits
or coma
• if you have high blood levels of calcium which can cause loss of appetite, tiredness or muscle
weakness
• if you have ever had gout or kidney stones
• if you have Addison’s disease (which is a condition where your adrenal gland is not producing
enough steroids)
• if you are taking lithium.
If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
Chlortalidone.

Taking with food and drink
It is best to take Chlortalidone in the morning with food. Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water.
You should avoid low salt diets. Taking Chlortalidone may reduce the amount of salt in your body.
If you are on a low salt diet check with your doctor first before taking Chlortalidone.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Chlortalidone if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Do not take Chlortalidone if you are breast-feeding because Chlortalidone passes into breast milk and could
harm your baby.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
If you feel dizzy when you start taking these tablets, do not drive or work with machinery until these effects
have worn off.
3. How to take Chlortalidone tablets
Always take Chlortalidone exactly as your doctor has told you to.
It is important to take your tablets at the right time. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
Your doctor will choose a suitable starting dose for your particular condition and monitor your progress. If
necessary, this dose can be increased or reduced.
Whilst you are taking Chlortalidone, your doctor may want to carry out a number of tests from time to time.
This is quite usual and nothing to worry about.

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The information in this leaflet has been divided into the following sections:
1. What Chlortalidone is and what it is taken for
2. Check before you take Chlortalidone
3. How to take Chlortalidone
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Chlortalidone
6. Further information

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

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THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

Adults:
The usual doses for adults are as follows:
• High blood pressure:
The starting dose is 25 mg (half a tablet) a day. Your doctor may increase this to 50 mg (one tablet)
a day if necessary.
• Heart failure:
The starting dose is 25 mg (half a tablet) a day. Your doctor may increase this up to 200 mg (four
tablets) a day if necessary.
• Fluid retention associated with kidney or liver disease: Up to 50 mg (one tablet) a day.
• Diabetes insipidus (a disease in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine and is
constantly thirsty):
The starting dose is 100 mg (two tablets) twice a day. Your doctor may reduce your dose to 50 mg
(one tablet) a day.

What to do if you take more Chlortalidone than you should
If you accidentally take too many tablets, or someone else takes any of your medicine, you should tell your
doctor immediately or contact your nearest accident and emergency department because you may need
urgent treatment. Show any left-over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor.
If you forget to take Chlortalidone
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time to take the next dose. Do not
take a double dose. Then go on as before.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Do not worry. Like all medicines, Chlortalidone can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
If you get any of the following tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately as they may tell you to stop taking
Chlortalidone:
• muscles feel weak or will not work properly
• irregular heartbeat.

REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

06464/2965B

09/01/14
DATE OF PROOF:
CODE:

DATE:

DT
ARTWORKER:
Chlortalidone 50mg tabs

WARNING!

Rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 1000):
• increased calcium in the blood which can cause agitation, sore eyes, abdominal pain
• sugar in the urine (this would show up when your doctor or nurse tests your urine)
• worsening of diabetes
• yellowing of the skin or eyes caused by liver or blood problems (jaundice)
• increased sensitivity of your skin to sunlight
• abnormal heartbeat the symptoms of which include palpitations and fainting
• pins and needles
• headache
• feeling or being sick
• stomach pain
• constipation
• diarrhoea
• reduction in blood platelets which increases the risk of bruising or bleeding
• severe reduction in the number of white blood cells which makes infection more likely
• an abnormally high amount of eosinophils (type of white blood cell) in the blood
• breathing problems
• problems with your kidneys.

PRODUCT:

Q.A.
APPROVED:
04-1957
CUSTOMER: Waymade

PRE-PRESS NO.:

Uncommon side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 100):
• gout which causes pain and swelling in the joints.

Very rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 10 000):
• low levels of chloride in the blood, symptoms include dry mouth, thirst, gastrointestinal disturbances
(including nausea, vomiting), weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, seizures, confusion,
headache, muscle pains or cramps, hypotension
• inflammation of the pancreas which causes severe stomach and back pain.
If any of the side effects gets worse, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.






5. How to store Chlortalidone
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take Chlortalidone after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on
how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help protect the environment.
If the tablets become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration, you should seek the
advice of your pharmacist.

6. Further information
What is in Chlortalidone?
The active ingredient in this medicine is chlortalidone.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon anhydrous, maize starch, magnesium
stearate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and yellow iron oxide (E172).
What Chlortalidone looks like and contents of the pack
Chlortalidone tablets are pale yellow, round, flat tablets, marked ‘Z’ breakline ‘A’ on one side and plain on the
reverse.
Chlortalidone 50 mg Tablets are available in blister packs of 30 tablets.
Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
POM

PL No: 06464/2965

This product is manufactured by CENEXI S.A.S., 52 rue Marcel et Jaques Gaucher, 94120
Fontenay-sous-Bois, France and procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
holder:
Waymade plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon Essex SS14 3FR.
Leaflet revision date (Ref.) 09.01.2014

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WARNING!

Common side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 10):
• low levels of sodium which can cause tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, fits or coma
• low levels of magnesium
• high blood sugar levels which can cause tiredness, weakness or feeling thirsty
• nettle rash
• skin rash
• low blood pressure which may make you feel dizzy when you stand up
• dizziness
• loss of appetite
• upset stomach
• impotence in men.

DATE:

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

Very common side effects (that affect more than 1 person in 10):
• low blood levels of potassium which can cause muscle weakness, muscle twitching or abnormal
heartbeat
• increased blood levels of uric acid
• increased blood levels of cholesterol.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 432

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL BOLD
FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
CRESTOR 6464/2069 2070

Elderly patients or those with kidney problems:
Your doctor may give you a lower dose because your body may not get rid of Chlortalidone as quickly as
normal.
If you are not sure how many tablets to take, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop taking your tablets
suddenly. Ask your doctor first.

PROOF HISTORY:
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Children:
Your doctor will choose a suitable dose based on your child’s age and weight.

THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

Your medicine is called by the above name but will be referred to throughout this leaflet as Hygroton.

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 432

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL BOLD
FONT SIZE 8
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The information in this leaflet has been divided into the following sections:
1. What Hygroton is and what it is taken for
2. Check before you take Hygroton
3. How to take Hygroton
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hygroton
6. Further information
1. What Hygroton is and what it is taken for
Hygroton belongs to a group of medicines called thiazide diuretics.
Thiazide diuretics help to reduce the amount of water in your body. They do this by increasing the amount of
water that you pass as urine. They are sometimes called 'water tablets'.
Hygroton is used to:
• treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
• treat heart failure
• help reduce the fluid retention that occurs with some kidney or liver diseases
• treat diabetes insipidus (a condition in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine
and is constantly thirsty).

DATE:

REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

06464/2965B

09/01/14
DATE OF PROOF:
CODE:

DATE:

DT
ARTWORKER:
Hygroton 50mg tabs
PRODUCT:

Q.A.
APPROVED:
PRE-PRESS NO.:
CUSTOMER: Waymade

WARNING!

2. Check before you take Hygroton
Do not take Hygroton:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlortalidone, sulphonamides such as sulfamethoxazole or any
of the ingredients of Hygroton (see Section 6 Further information)
• if you are not passing any urine at all
• if you have severe kidney or liver problems
• if you have low blood levels of potassium which can cause muscle weakness, muscle twitching or
abnormal heartbeat
• if you have low blood levels of sodium which can cause tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, fits
or coma
• if you have high blood levels of calcium which can cause loss of appetite, tiredness or muscle
weakness
• if you have ever had gout or kidney stones
• if you have Addison’s disease (which is a condition where your adrenal gland is not producing
enough steroids)
• if you are taking lithium.
If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
Hygroton.
Take special care with Hygroton
Before you take Hygroton tell your doctor if:
• you suffer from any other liver or kidney problems
• you are on a low-salt diet
• you suffer from diabetes mellitus (increased levels of sugar in the blood)
• you have high cholesterol levels
• if you have recently had an anaesthetic
• you are elderly.
If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
Hygroton.

04-1957

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

PROOF HISTORY:
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any of the following medicines as they
may interfere with Hygroton:
It is best to take Hygroton in the morning with food. Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water.
• other treatments for high blood pressure or heart problems such as:
- ACE inhibitors (for example, lisinopril)
- beta blockers (for example propranolol hydrochloride)
- methyldopa
- vasodilators (for example bosentan)
- calcium channel blockers (for example amlodipine)
- guanethidine
• corticosteroids such as prednisolone or betamethasone - used to treat allergic and inflammatory
diseases and immune reactions
• cytotoxic agents such as cyclophosphamide or methotrexate - used to treat cancer
• asthma treatments such as salbutamol or formoterol
• amphotericin - used to treat infections
• carbenoxolone - used to treat ulcers
• insulin and other treatments for diabetes such as chlorpropamide or glibenclamide
• digoxin - for an irregular heartbeat
• lithium - used to treat mental illness
• adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) - used to treat a number of different conditions, including
ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis
• anticholinergics such as atropine sulphate or hyoscine butylbromide - for abdominal or stomach
spasms or cramps
• colestyramine - used to reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease
• amantadine - used to treat Parkinson’s disease or viral infections
• allopurinol - used to treat gout
• calcium salts or vitamin D - used for replacement therapy
• non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or indometacin - used for pain relief or
rheumatism
• ciclosporin - used to treat rheumatic disease or skin complaints or after a transplant.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken/used any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking with food and drink
It is best to take Hygroton in the morning with food. Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water.
You should avoid low salt diets. Taking Hygroton may reduce the amount of salt in your body.
If you are on a low salt diet check with your doctor first before taking Hygroton.

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Hygroton if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Do not take Hygroton if you are breast-feeding because Hygroton passes into breast milk and could
harm your baby.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

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Driving and using machines
If you feel dizzy when you start taking these tablets, do not drive or work with machinery until these effects
have worn off.
3. How to take Hygroton tablets
Always take Hygroton exactly as your doctor has told you to.
It is important to take your tablets at the right time. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
Your doctor will choose a suitable starting dose for your particular condition and monitor your progress. If
necessary, this dose can be increased or reduced.
Whilst you are taking Hygroton, your doctor may want to carry out a number of tests from time to time.
This is quite usual and nothing to worry about.

WARNING!

27mm

Hygroton 50 mg Tablets
(chlortalidone)
Patient Information Leaflet

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

000-0000B

THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

Adults:
The usual doses for adults are as follows:
• High blood pressure:
The starting dose is 25 mg (half a tablet) a day. Your doctor may increase this to 50 mg (one tablet)
a day if necessary.
• Heart failure:
The starting dose is 25 mg (half a tablet) a day. Your doctor may increase this up to 200 mg (four
tablets) a day if necessary.
• Fluid retention associated with kidney or liver disease: Up to 50 mg (one tablet) a day.
• Diabetes insipidus (a disease in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine and is
constantly thirsty):
The starting dose is 100 mg (two tablets) twice a day. Your doctor may reduce your dose to 50 mg
(one tablet) a day.

What to do if you take more Hygroton than you should
If you accidentally take too many tablets, or someone else takes any of your medicine, you should tell your
doctor immediately or contact your nearest accident and emergency department because you may need
urgent treatment. Show any left-over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor.
If you forget to take Hygroton
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time to take the next dose. Do not
take a double dose. Then go on as before.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Do not worry. Like all medicines, Hygroton can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
If you get any of the following tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately as they may tell you to stop taking
Hygroton:
• muscles feel weak or will not work properly
• irregular heartbeat.

REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

06464/2965B

09/01/14
DATE OF PROOF:
CODE:

DATE:

DT
ARTWORKER:
Hygroton 50mg tabs

WARNING!

Rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 1000):
• increased calcium in the blood which can cause agitation, sore eyes, abdominal pain
• sugar in the urine (this would show up when your doctor or nurse tests your urine)
• worsening of diabetes
• yellowing of the skin or eyes caused by liver or blood problems (jaundice)
• increased sensitivity of your skin to sunlight
• abnormal heartbeat the symptoms of which include palpitations and fainting
• pins and needles
• headache
• feeling or being sick
• stomach pain
• constipation
• diarrhoea
• reduction in blood platelets which increases the risk of bruising or bleeding
• severe reduction in the number of white blood cells which makes infection more likely
• an abnormally high amount of eosinophils (type of white blood cell) in the blood
• breathing problems
• problems with your kidneys.

PRODUCT:

Q.A.
APPROVED:
04-1957
CUSTOMER: Waymade

PRE-PRESS NO.:

Uncommon side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 100):
• gout which causes pain and swelling in the joints.

Very rare side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 10 000):
• low levels of chloride in the blood, symptoms include dry mouth, thirst, gastrointestinal disturbances
(including nausea, vomiting), weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, seizures, confusion,
headache, muscle pains or cramps, hypotension
• inflammation of the pancreas which causes severe stomach and back pain.
If any of the side effects gets worse, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.






5. How to store Hygroton
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take Hygroton after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on
how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help protect the environment.
If the tablets become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration, you should seek the
advice of your pharmacist.
6. Further information

What is in Hygroton?
The active ingredient in this medicine is chlortalidone.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon anhydrous, maize starch, magnesium
stearate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and yellow iron oxide (E172).
What Hygroton looks like and contents of the pack
Hygroton tablets are pale yellow, round, flat tablets, marked ‘Z’ breakline ‘A’ on one side and plain on the
reverse.
Hygroton 50 mg Tablets are available in blister packs of 30 tablets.
Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
POM

PL No: 06464/2965

This product is manufactured by CENEXI S.A.S., 52 rue Marcel et Jaques Gaucher, 94120
Fontenay-sous-Bois, France and procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence
holder:
Waymade plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon Essex SS15 3FR.
Leaflet revision date (Ref.) 09.01.2014
HYGROTON is a registered trademark of NOVARTIS AG

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WARNING!

Common side effects (that affect less than 1 person in 10):
• low levels of sodium which can cause tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, fits or coma
• low levels of magnesium
• high blood sugar levels which can cause tiredness, weakness or feeling thirsty
• nettle rash
• skin rash
• low blood pressure which may make you feel dizzy when you stand up
• dizziness
• loss of appetite
• upset stomach
• impotence in men.

DATE:

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

Very common side effects (that affect more than 1 person in 10):
• low blood levels of potassium which can cause muscle weakness, muscle twitching or abnormal
heartbeat
• increased blood levels of uric acid
• increased blood levels of cholesterol.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 432

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL BOLD
FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
CRESTOR 6464/2069 2070

Elderly patients or those with kidney problems:
Your doctor may give you a lower dose because your body may not get rid of Hygroton as quickly as
normal.
If you are not sure how many tablets to take, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop taking your tablets
suddenly. Ask your doctor first.

PROOF HISTORY:
v.6 - waymade - 09/01/14

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Children:
Your doctor will choose a suitable dose based on your child’s age and weight.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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