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Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Irbesartan (Definition)

Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

What is the definition or description of: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Blood pressure med: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide, irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide, irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Not yet: You're already taking 3 medications for high blood pressure which have side effects. Write down when you started each one and when your anxiety started. Ask your doctor if anxiety, nervousness or feeling shaky could be caused by these medications. Ask about a lower dose if it's been a while since you started these meds. Relaxation techniques and ways to cut your stress should also be explored. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

Hypertension: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) contains same blood pressure medication (Irbesartan) as in Avapro plus weak diuretic (water pill), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). HCTZ may lower potassium while Irbesartan may increase potassium, thus canceling out each other's potential side effect. Monitor your blood pressure at home (after resting/keeping still) at least 5 minutes) and bring in BP cuff for calibration. Go see ur family doc ...Read more

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Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps?

Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

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Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together.
Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read more

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What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Depends: See your doc to go over which drug medication profile fits you best. All drugs have side effects, but not every side effect occurs to any given person. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

Overdose: That is an overdose of both medications. If that were to happen medical attention should be sought immediately. I am concerned by the nature if your question. ...Read more

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I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may make: You tired or light headed from low blood pressure. I would make sure to drink plenty of water, double the normal amount, and eat some salty foods right now until you can get your blood pressure checked. The Losartan is what will most likely drive your blood pressure down. Make sure you do not take that again for another 24 hours. ...Read more

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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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What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

They are different: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?

Not really because: Alternative medications have no safety profile and are not rigorously tested for safety by any agency. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure meds. If your goal is weight loss (usual reason why people want to take garcinia), there is no better method than a proper diet and regular exercise. Try cutting your food portions in half and see how that goes for a month. I'm sure you'll see results ...Read more

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What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?

As follows: Methyldopa is aldomet, (methyldopate) tri-sprintec is brand name for norgestimate/ethinyl Estradiol combination, hydrochlorothiazide is esidrix or microzide. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avapro (irbesartan)?

Blood pressure medic: It is a blood pressure medicine that inhibits the action of a hormone that vaso constricts. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Hydrochlorothiazide is1st line drug. What are the benefits if any of adding it if your BP is controlled without it. Any Heart/cardiac benefits? Any risk

Danger: One would never take a diuretic without a specific medical reason. It is not in any way going to assist with weight loss. Thinking that it could be of some weight loss benefit is incorrect thinking and a dangerous assumption. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

BP medication.: Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated hormone, relaxing arteriolar muscles. ...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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Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. Its important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...Read more

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Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Unlikely: There are numerous causes of neuropathy, even some secondary to compression locally. Many medications can cause a bilateral widespread polyneuropathy, but Avapro (irbesartan) is not usually a culprit. Might check with your doctor and decide whether to continue your medication. ...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?

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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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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Can you smoke marijuana with hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you smoke marijuana with hydrochlorothiazide?

No interaction: There is no reported drug interaction between these two substances. ...Read more

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Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Side effects: Common side effects include postural hypotension (lightheadedness with rapid changes in position), a dry cough, and increased urination. However, this drug combination is usually well-tolerated. ...Read more

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Can I drink grapefruit juice with hydrochlorothiazide?

Can I drink grapefruit juice with hydrochlorothiazide?

Yes.: There is no interaction between hydrochlorothiazide and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice does interact with many medications, however, so be sure to ask when starting new medications. ...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