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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Overview)

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.


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
376 doctors shared insights

Hydrochlorothiazide (Overview)

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.


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I'm curious what could happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

I'm curious what could happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

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 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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Why did my doc prescribe triamterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 37.5/25 for altitude illness? I thought Diamox was the one. My BP is 120/65 so i question triamterene

Why did my doc prescribe triamterene  hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 37.5/25 for altitude illness?  I thought Diamox was the one. My BP is 120/65 so i question triamterene

I agree: See a travel or wilderness specialist. Diamox (acetazolamide) is a sulfa medication. If you have severe sulfa allergy the next appropriate medications would be a form of Prednisone and/or a high dose of Motrin (if appropriate)--which has recently been shown to be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems: Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker Amiloride and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) are mild diuretics Telmisartan is an ARB ....prolol is a beta blocker All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...Read more

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Can hydrochlorothiazide work for pulmonary hypertension?

Can hydrochlorothiazide work for pulmonary hypertension?

PH: Patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) are prone to fluid retention and swelling. Physicians may use diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide to treat the excess fluid. ...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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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