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Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz ?

Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz ?

Yes: It's safe. Both components are excreted by the kidney and do not require any liver metabolism. Neither are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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I'm on toprol/hctz. Bp at home i will take 3 readings minutes apart. First one always higher, then they go down. 138/82, 124/77, 122/75. What's going on?

Normal BP: These are all acceptable and fine blood pressure readings for a 53 yo male on blood pressure medications. The BP will always fluctuate a bit. There is nothing here of any concern. ...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


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