Hydrochlorothiazide

Information about Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in Hypertension (high blood pressure). It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

How Hydrochlorothiazide works

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Common side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipid level
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Expert advice for Hydrochlorothiazide

  • Hydrochlorothiazide helps lower blood pressure and also removes excess water from your body.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking Hydrochlorothiazide as it may increase the dizziness. 
  • It may cause a sudden drop of sodium level in blood. Avoid low sodium diet while you are taking this medication.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Hydrochlorothiazide, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Frequently asked questions for Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide

Q. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?

Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?

No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide

Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?

No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?

Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?

Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?

Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide

Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?

No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.

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