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Hydrochlorothiazide


Hydrochlorothiazide DESCRIPTION

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) used to prevent and treat fluid retention in patients with kidney problems.

How it Works

Hydrochlorothiazide prevents and blocks the body from re-absorbing too much fluid and salt in the kidneys. It causes and increases the body’s urine output.

Further Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide is used to prevent and treat fluid retention. It is also used in treating patients with mild high blood pressure. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) of the body’s tissues caused by diseases such as heart and kidney failure, corticosteroid medications and nephrotic syndrome. Hydrochlorothiazide can also
be used to treat kidney stones containing calcium.

Preparations

Tablet form: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg.

Dosage

Hydrochlorothiazide should be strictly taken as prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose for best results from the medication. Take the medication with a full glass of water. Don’t miss any scheduled visit with your doctor as your kidney function needs to be tested continually. Continue taking the medication even when you feel better. This is especially true if you are being treated for high blood pressure. Tell any doctor treating you that you are taking Hydrochlorothiazide.

Side Effects

It can cause fluid and electrolyte problems in parents with liver disease. Hydrochlorothiazide is similar to the technical structure of sulfa so patient allergic to sulfa should also avoid this medication. Hydrochlorothiazide could aggravate
kidney dysfunction.

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