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Doctor insights on: Aliskiren And Hydrochlorothiazide Medication

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I have uncontrollable blood pressure. I am currently on metoporol conodine Benicar and tekturna hct (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide). Still can't control it.

I have uncontrollable blood pressure. I am currently on metoporol conodine Benicar and tekturna hct (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide). Still can't control it.

Bp: When blood pressure is that difficult to control there is general some vascular, kidney or endocine problem making the BP so difficult to control. Should discuss with your doc, might need referral to BP specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together.
Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with other blood pressure medications. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

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What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Depends: See your doc to go over which drug medication profile fits you best. All drugs have side effects, but not every side effect occurs to any given person. ...Read more

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Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Not really because: Alternative medications have no safety profile and are not rigorously tested for safety by any agency. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure meds. If your goal is weight loss (usual reason why people want to take garcinia), there is no better method than a proper diet and regular exercise. Try cutting your food portions in half and see how that goes for a month. I'm sure you'll see results ...Read more

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What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

Overdose: That is an overdose of both medications. If that were to happen medical attention should be sought immediately. I am concerned by the nature if your question. ...Read more

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I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may make: You tired or light headed from low blood pressure. I would make sure to drink plenty of water, double the normal amount, and eat some salty foods right now until you can get your blood pressure checked. The Losartan is what will most likely drive your blood pressure down. Make sure you do not take that again for another 24 hours. ...Read more

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What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

They are different: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

As follows: Methyldopa is aldomet, (methyldopate) tri-sprintec is brand name for norgestimate/ethinyl Estradiol combination, hydrochlorothiazide is esidrix or microzide. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Danger: One would never take a diuretic without a specific medical reason. It is not in any way going to assist with weight loss. Thinking that it could be of some weight loss benefit is incorrect thinking and a dangerous assumption. ...Read more

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How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

How long before hydrochlorothiazide works? My blood pressure was just a little high, so my doctor put me on just hydrochlorothiazide to see if it will work without other blood pressure drugs. How long before my blood pressure will go down?

Usually within days: Within a few days you should start to see an effect -- but, hctz, hydrochlorothiazide, is not a strong drug. Your best way to lower BP is to not exceed 1500 mg of salt per day and to exercise 30 minutes daily assuming your doctor is ok with these recommendations. ...Read more

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Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. Its important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This medicine works through your kidneys to increase removal of salt and water from your blood stream. This will likely result in some increased urination for several hours. It lowers blood pressure, and may help with edema. Electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, as well as renal function, will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Hydrochlorothiazide: Is a diuretic, taking it will increase sodium excretion and urine volume. This results in increased urine output, decreased blood pressure and can also result in wash out of other electrolyte besides sodium. The extent of effect varies between patients. ...Read more

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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

No: There is no reason to believe that hydrochlorothiazide helps treat hydroceles. If a patient has scrotal edeam due to fluid overload, then a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide may help improve the condition by removing extra fluid from the patient. ...Read more

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Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm craving salt! Why? Am taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)

I'm craving salt! Why? Am taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and sodium: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) by its mechanism rids the body of sodium and water and reduces blood pressure in the process.

If the craving is really bothersome, check with your doctor and check a sodium level. Its rare, but sometimes hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can lower your sodium levels too much. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pill in one day?

Some use 2x/day: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic most often used to treat hypertension. It is often used once daily but some use 2 times a day. So, it is ok to use 2x/day, but I would advise that you check with your doc to find out why you would need to use 2x/day, especially being your age at 24? More likely to have side effects from 2 vs 1 pill per day. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more