Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ or HCT) is a diuretic medication regularly recommended to treat hypertension as well as swelling because of fluid accumulate. Hydrochlorothiazide comes from a set of medicines called diuretics or "water tablets." Hydrochlorothiazide acts by causing you making more urine. This helps your body eliminate additional salt and also water. It also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) created by conditions such as cardiac arrest, liver condition, or kidney disease. This can minimize signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling in your ankle joints or feet. Take HCTZ precisely as prescribed by your medical professional. Your doctor could occasionally modify your dose to make certain you get the most effective results. Your blood pressure will certainly have to be examined frequently. Visit your doctor frequently. Your blood and also pee may both be evaluated if you have been vomiting or are dried out. Ask for urgent clinical assistance if you have any type of signs of seriours allergic reactions like hives; trouble breathing; serious belly pain; tumefaction of your lips, face, tongue, or throat. Tell your doctor at once if you have a serious side result such as: eye pain, vision problems; high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle fragility, tingly feeling); dry mouth, thirst, queasiness; low potassium (distraction, uneven heart rate, severe thirst, raised peeing, leg pain, muscle faintness or limp feeling).
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Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that increases the amount of urine you make, which causes your body to get rid of excess water. This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
This medication also reduces swelling/fluid retention (edema) which can result from conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. This can help to improve symptoms such as trouble breathing.
Take Hydrochlorothiazide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
- feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
- fast or uneven heartbeat;
- muscle pain or weakness;
- numbness or tingly feeling;
- a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or
- Nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild stomach pain;
- constipation; or
- Blurred vision.
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have severe kidney disease (inability to make urine or anuria). Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of kidney disease, liver disease, untreated mineral imbalance (e.g., sodium, potassium), gout, and lupus.
If you have diabetes, hydrochlorothiazide may worsen control of blood glucose levels. Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly and inform your doctor of the results. This drug may reduce the potassium levels in your blood.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication. This drug may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- other blood pressure medications;
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others; or
- Insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth.