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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding? When pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding? When pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Good question: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is safe to breastfeed while on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), (compatible with nursing). As for it to sensitize the infant to sulpha drugs later on, unlikely, as even patients who are allergic to supha antibiotics can still receive diuretics as furosemide (lasix) and HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine can I take while taking, tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) and losarten 100/50?

What kind of allergy medicine can I take while taking, tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) and losarten 100/50?

Allergy Meds Fine: There are no contraindications for taking these medications while on allergy medicine (like antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays). ...Read more

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Will an antibiotic allergy go away on its own? I got hives from Hydrochlorothiazide on my face & chest. I've been using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & water gels for pain

Will an antibiotic allergy go away on its own? I got hives from Hydrochlorothiazide on my face & chest. I've been using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & water gels for pain

Yes: But the time it takes for remission to occur (if it goes away at all) depends on the medication. People with sulfa allergy almost never loses the allergy but those with penicillin allergy tend to lose it in 5-6 years. Do note that hydrochlorothiazide is not a common allergen and you should consider seeing an allergist to document this allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel for pain? Does it work? ...Read more

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Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O.B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O.B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

?? PE: Need to rule out pulmonary embolism. You need a ct chest. Also you have htn, pcos, pcos increases risk for CAD and also Insulin resistance which inturn can cause cad. Need and ekg and further work up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) allergy?

Hyzaar: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/hyzaar-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

Probably: Although the sulfur molecule is in Celebrex (celecoxib), (celecoxib) only a few people with allergies to sulfa antibiotics also react to Celebrex (celecoxib). The allergy appears to be related to a special form of sulfur at the molecular level. This form isn't present in non-antibacterial meds with sulfur in them. But talk to your doc about it & tell him your concerns. See http://tinyurl. Com/ohak2hx and http://tinyurl. Com/kzu9o6f ...Read more

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Is Loratadine-D & Phenylephrine HCl safe together? I am 37 & on hctz/lisinopril. I took the loaratadine-D thinking it was allergies, but no change.

Is Loratadine-D & Phenylephrine HCl safe together? I am 37 & on hctz/lisinopril. I took the loaratadine-D thinking it was allergies, but no change.

No, not safe: Either or both can increase blood pressure, you are under treatment for hypertension as well, please arrange to see your pcp or an allergist to adjust your meds, precribe other meds accordingly, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, if you have seen one already and not convinced check a second opinion, it's your right, goodluck ...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

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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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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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I just found out I'm pregnant. Can I keep taking my hydrochlorothiazide?

I just found out I'm pregnant. Can I keep taking my hydrochlorothiazide?

No: You should contact your Ob ASAP and have them choose a separate pregnancy safe medication for you. Diuretics are not recommended in pregnant women as a first line agent. All changes in mediations should be made with your Ob's input. BP should be checked and controlled. There are other alternatives. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

Benicar (olmesartan): Olmesartan is an angiotensin 2 receptor blocker. For information read this:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Olmesartan ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer with hydrochlorothiazide?

Can I take muscle relaxer with hydrochlorothiazide?

Concurrent med use: Yes. One warning though is that the latter could change your chemical balance, such as making your potassium lower than otherwise. Subsequently your muscle relaxant may not work as effectively as it should. Check chemistry as advised by your physician ...Read more

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Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Blood pressure pill: Combination between 2 medicines. Olmesartan is an "ARB" which relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill that lowers blood pressure. The two medicines work well together. ...Read more

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Can you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Could be risky: You could end up losing more fluids than is healthy. If you don't believe your hydrocholorothiazide is working effectively than would discuss with your treating provider. ...Read more

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I problems from my hydrochlorothiazide (blood pressure meds), what to do?

I problems from my hydrochlorothiazide (blood pressure meds), what to do?

Go see your doctor: Regardless of your medication, if you have problems with it eg side effects, or if you can't afford it, go see your doctor and tell him/her what's going on. We can't help you if you don't communicate w/us. Hydrochlorothiazide is an excellent BP lowering medication that is generic & inexpensive ($4/mo) and more importantly, has been shown to save lives. So take as directed & go see your family doc ...Read more

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How effective is hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) for treating hypertension?

How effective is hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) for treating hypertension?

Diuretic (H2O) pill: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been the 1st line, go-to-drug for treating hypertension for a long time. For those w/mild elevations, it can be quite effective by itself. It's effectiveness is additive when used in combination w/other blood pressure lowering medications in other classes, eg ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/hctz. Html ...Read more

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What to do about complications with lisinopril with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

What to do about complications with lisinopril with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Side effects: Lisinopril treats hypertension, reduces proteinuria and it can cause a dry cough, that is worse at night. L can also cause nausea, vomiting, skin rash and swelling of the lips. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can cause both low potassium (K) and magnesium (M) levels. The higher the dose of Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide), the more K and M one will lose. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can also, at times, impair glucose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can I take hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) in place of lisinopril? Thanks in advance.

Can I take hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) in place of lisinopril? Thanks in advance.

Probably: They both treat HTN but they're otherwise completely different. The best choice of a BP med is best left to someone with a complete picture of your conditions and other meds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) in place of lisinopril?

Yes: It depends on several variables whether a particular medicine can be used alone or with another medication in any individual. The goal is control of blood pressure and can only be assessed after you are on the medication. Issues that must be considered are kidney function that can be affected by both agents above, safety overall and other drugs you may be taking. Your caregiver will give you advice. ...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