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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

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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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Maybe: Alcohol and hydroclorothiazide (HCTZ) can have cumulative effects. Both can lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness, especially on rising fast from lying down. Other side effects you can read on your bottle may be exasperated when you add alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm taking ziac (bisoprolol and hydrocholorthiazide) for blood pressure.. Will alcohol hurt me?

I'm taking ziac (bisoprolol and hydrocholorthiazide) for blood pressure.. Will alcohol hurt me?

Maybe,: It can further lower your blood pressure and cause more side effects. You need to have a normal blood pressure, but you don't need alcohol! ...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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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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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

No: There is no reason to believe that hydrochlorothiazide helps treat hydroceles. If a patient has scrotal edeam due to fluid overload, then a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide may help improve the condition by removing extra fluid from the patient. ...Read more

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Can i take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same ?

Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor. ...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?

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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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic : Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase. ...Read more

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1 25mg hydrochlorothiazide pill killed my erection last night, this morning it is still not there. Not taking it again, when will i get it back?

Hydrochlorthiazide: At age 31, it unusual for you to have erectile dysfunction (ed). Hydrochlorthiazide( h) is a rare cause of ed. If you develop sexual side effects, such as impotence or a decrease in libido, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or h itself. However, if you develop any sexual side effects while taking h, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

No: If it is just hydrochlorothiazine, it is immediate release and therefore is ok to crush or chew. ...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