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Doctor insights on: Hydrochlorothiazide And Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is it like to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) during pregnacy?

What is it like to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) during pregnacy?

?: It's like very dangerous to your developing baby. Stop it IMMEDIATELY and hope it's not too late. ...Read more

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Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

BP meds: Actually if you are considering becoming pregnant, you should change the Enalapril as this is associated with birth defects. So would consult your doctor and do this first. ...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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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?

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