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Coming Off 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
Yes: Yes, it's fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyrodchlorothiazide (H) is a diuretic which makes a patient urine more frequently. It can also cause glucose intolerance, low levels of potassium and magnesium, among others. As a result of the increased urine production, H will lower the BP of a patient. It is used to lower calcium levels in the urine of patients taking it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): They are the same medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It's so gentle, most people don't even know they're taking it. I know. I take it! ...Read more
I recently went to see a CNP and found that my BP was 153/107 that day. She gave me HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg QD. Now, 6 days later, my BP is 166/118.
Hypertension: You have hypertensive range of blood pressure, the hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) itself is not enough, you need more medicine also need to rule out any secondary cause for your hypertension. You are young and have this high of blood pressure need to rule out secondary causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does BP 91/71 is bad? I have this BP at work always. And at home 110/70 I am taking enalapril10bid with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 but I reduce this last one to 12.5
Low Blood Pressure?: Your blood pressure of 91/71 is not "low" if you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or weakness standing up or moving around. You are a young female and that pressure seems to be fine for you. If you have questions about your need for the hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) discuss this with your physician to arrive at an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will I feel any different?
NCTM missed dose: This should not cause any problems. If you take it closer to bed time you may have to use the restroom more during the night. ...Read more
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