Active ingredient: Hydrochlorothiazide

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Hydrochlorothiazide uses


Hydrochlorothiazide information

Hydrochlorothiazide is an antihypertensive, diuretic drug that acts on the electrolyte reabsorption in the renal tubular mechanism increasing the excretion of chloride and sodium in equivalent amounts. The exact mechanism of its antihypertensive action is not known at this time.

Hydrochlorothiazide indications

Hydrochlorothiazide is typically employed for the treatment of patients suffering from hypertension, either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive medication. It is also employed in some cases as a diuretic agent. Hydrochlorothiazide therapy may also be prescribed for the treatment of hepatic cirrhosis, edema, nephrotic syndrome, drug induced edema, chronic renal failure or acute glomerulonephritis. Health care professionals may prescribe this drug in order to treat other medical conditions as well; if you would like to know more about the reasons you have been prescribed this drug, it is advised to ask your personal physician.

Hydrochlorothiazide warnings

Hydrochlorothiazide may not be used in the treatment of patients who are allergic to this drug, any of its components or other sulfonamide-derived medication. Also, this drug may not be suitable for use in patients that are suffering from anuria, azotemia or impaired renal functions. Caution should be employed if the patient is suffering from hepatic disease. Other medical conditions may also influence the examining health care provider's decision of prescribing Hydrochlorothiazide; it is strongly recommended to make sure that the health care professional is fully aware of your health condition and medical history before starting a treatment with this drug.

Use of Hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy or breast-feeding is also not recommended. This medicine may affect an unborn baby and it also passes into breast milk. As such, use of this drug in pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers should not be employed.

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Hydrochlorothiazide intake guidelines

You should always take Hydrochlorothiazide as you have been directed by the prescribing health care specialist. While in some cases daily administration of the drug is recommended, other patients may be prescribed an intermittent therapy. Also, the number of daily doses may vary. As such, it is best that you do not follow another patient's intake schedule. If you have difficulties understanding the intake guidelines that your prescribing health care professional has provided, you should ask for further explanations from an authorized health care specialist - such as a pharmacist, a doctor or a nurse.

Hydrochlorothiazide dosage

The exact Hydrochlorothiazide dosage may vary greatly from one case to another, depending on the condition being treated, on the patient's medical history and general health condition, on his or her age as well as on a number of other factors. As such you are advised to use the exact Hydrochlorothiazide dosage that has been prescribed to you and never use the dosage prescribed to another patient or a dosage that you have been prescribed in the past. Taking a different Hydrochlorothiazide dose may cause the treatment to not have the desired effect, and if you take this drug in larger doses you may have a higher risk of developing side effects, or you may suffer from an overdose.

Hydrochlorothiazide overdose

You should never exceed the Hydrochlorothiazide prescribed dosage, in order to avoid an overdose with this medication. However, if you consider that you are affected by an overdose with this drug it is advised to immediately consult your personal health care provider, the local poisons center or to go to the nearest medical facility to seek emergency medical attention. The common symptoms of an overdose with Hydrochlorothiazide are dehydration and cardiac arrhythmia. The patient may also suffer from electrolyte depletion and thus may present the relevant signs and symptoms.

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Hydrochlorothiazide missed dose

In case you have missed a dose of Hydrochlorothiazide, it is advised that you take the dose as soon as you remember. If the moment when you remember is too close to another intake of the medication, you should completely skip the missed Hydrochlorothiazide dose and take the next scheduled dose on time. You should never take a larger dose of the drug in order to make up for a missed dose, unless your prescribing health care provider directs you to do so.

Hydrochlorothiazide side effects

In some patients Hydrochlorothiazide may cause side effects. While they are not very common, it is recommended to let your personal health care provider know if you begin experiencing any side effects. Several types of symptoms are possible: dizziness, headache, paresthesias, gastric irritation, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, pancreatitis, jaundice, hypotension. Metabolic side effects may include glycosuria, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia or hyponatremia. Renal failure or dysfunction may develop, as well as interstitial nephritis. Some patients reported experiencing muscle spasms, restlessness, unusual weakness and blurred vision. In some cases photosensitivity, anaphylactic reactions, respiratory distress, fever, rashes, vasculitis or toxic epidermal necrolysis have occurred.

Hydrochlorothiazide drug reactions

Hydrochlorothiazide may interact with barbiturates and narcotics, as well as with alcohol. If you are also following a treatment course with antidiabetic drugs, their dosage may need to be adjusted before starting to take Hydrochlorothiazide. This drug may have an additive effect with other antihypertensive medication. ACE inhibitors, ACTH, corticosteroids and skeletal muscle relaxants may also interact with this drug causing unwanted effects. This drug may not be properly absorbed if the patient is also taking Colestipol resins or Cholestyramine. NSAIDs, lithium and Pressor amines may affect or be affected by Hydrochlorothiazide, and as such it is strongly recommended to let the prescribing health care provider know if you are taking these or any other drugs before starting a therapy course with this medicine. Other drug interactions that are not listed here are also possible.

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Hydrochlorothiazide available forms, composition, doses:

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Accuretic 10-12.5 mg tablet2.0 USD
Accuretic 20-12.5 mg tablet2.04 USD
Accuretic 20-25 mg tablet2.0 USD
Apo-Hydro 100 mg Tablet0.13 USD
Apo-Hydro 25 mg Tablet0.04 USD
Apo-Hydro 50 mg Tablet0.06 USD
Capozide 25-15 mg tablet1.51 USD
Capozide 25-15 tablet2.03 USD
Capozide 25-25 tablet2.03 USD
Capozide 50-15 mg tablet2.59 USD
Capozide 50-15 tablet3.49 USD
Capozide 50-25 mg tablet3.63 USD
Capozide 50-25 tablet3.49 USD
Capsules; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Capsules; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Capsules; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 25MG TABLET
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE BY SANIS 25 MG TABLET
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE BY SANIS 50 MG TABLET
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg capsule0.5 USD
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet0.82 USD
Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet0.11 USD
Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg tablet0.16 USD
Hydrochlorothiazide powder1.1 USD
Lotensin 10 mg tablet2.09 USD
Lotensin 20 mg tablet2.25 USD
Lotensin 40 mg tablet2.09 USD
Lotensin 5 mg tablet2.09 USD
Lotensin HCT 10-12.5 mg tablet1.95 USD
Lotensin HCT 20-12.5 mg tablet1.97 USD
Lotensin HCT 20-25 mg tablet1.94 USD
Lotensin HCT 5-6.25 mg tablet1.31 USD
Lotensin hct 10-12.5 tablet1.9 USD
Lotensin hct 20-12.5 tablet1.9 USD
Lotensin hct 20-25 tablet1.9 USD
Lotensin hct 5-6.25 tablet1.9 USD
Moduretic 5-50 mg tablet0.68 USD
Niferex 100 40-20 mg capsule Box77.99 USD
Niferex 100 mg/5ml Elixir 236ml Bottle80.55 USD
Niferex-150 150-50-50 mg capsule1.62 USD
Niferex-150 Forte 100 80-70 mg capsule Box109.86 USD
Novo-Hydrazide 25 mg Tablet0.04 USD
Novo-Hydrazide 50 mg Tablet0.06 USD
Solution; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg / 5 ml
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg
Ziac 10-6.25 mg tablet3.6 USD
Ziac 2.5-6.25 mg tablet3.6 USD
Ziac 5-6.25 mg tablet3.6 USD

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References

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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Hydrochlorothiazide?

Depending on the reaction of the Hydrochlorothiazide after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Hydrochlorothiazide not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Hydrochlorothiazide addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Hydrochlorothiazide, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Hydrochlorothiazide consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Hydrochlorothiazide drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken 4 times in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Hydrochlorothiazide is mentioned below.
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4 times in a day1
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Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Hydrochlorothiazide drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 6-10mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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