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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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Feel like heart is pounding sharp on off chest pain w/o P.E doesn't radiate, no drugs/alcohol/lightheadness/SOB Cause? HTN PCOS provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

Cardiac: I recommend that you seek medical attention immediately. No chest pain or symptoms should be viewed lightly even in a young person in your age group. More so i see that you are on two anti-hypertensive regimens, that also adds to my concern. It seems to me that diagnostic work up was began. But if this is not the case please seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

It depends: On how much. A beer with pizza is probably okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Alcohol is also a diurectic and when combined with a water pill could potentially further lower your blood pressure. ...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?

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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I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

Sounds: Like you need a higher dose or even an additional medication. Not a good idea to increase your medicines without speaking with your doctor. Call or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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