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Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Not pancreatitis: What you describe are not symptoms of pancreatitis. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) can definitely cause abdominal discomfort and constipation. Talk to your doctor about the fact that you feel you are experiencing side effects from HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). ...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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I am told that having hydrochlorothiazide in combination with ramipril for years together can cause loss of sodium and other problem in body.

I am told that having  hydrochlorothiazide in combination with ramipril for years together can cause loss of sodium and other problem in body.

Diuretics and sodium: Using a diuretic, like hyrdochlorothiazide (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)) can cause a drop in sodium (na) levels in your blood. Ramipril (r) has no effect on your na level, as its anti-hypertensive effect is based on its making your arteries more compliant which lowers blood pressure. If low na levels are a problem for you, ask your doctor if there are different options for your blood pressure control other than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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Could amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination?

Could amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination?

Yes: Hydrochlorthiazide can cause hypercalcemia. Amlodipine does not cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia caused by hydrochlorthiazide should improve in 2 weeks after stopping the hydrocholthiazide- if it does not it may be indicate there could be an underlying condition for the high calcium and overactive parathyroid gland is a possible consideration if that is the case. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination? Need expert opinions!

Can amlodipine 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide cause hypercalcemia in combination? Need expert opinions!

Yes: It's not the amlodipine. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) reduces urinary calcium excretion and can cause hypercalcemia in susceptible individuals whether given alone or in combination with another drug. ...Read more

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Wouldn't have been better to switch me first from lisinipril, which can cause anxiety, which i hav in am, instead of putting me on hydrochlorothiazide?

Blood Pressure: Hydrochlorothiazide is a very ineffective blood pressure medication and it is not used much for first line treatment of hypertension now adays...Unlike twenty years ago. Lisinopril is one of the safest medications available and very unlikely to cause anxiety. ...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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more