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Dr. Joseph Boland
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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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Is it okay to take hydrochlorothiazide right before bed?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide): It is safe but the drug is a diuretic and may keep you up all night. ...Read more

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Is switching from metroprolol to hydrochlorothiazide safe?

Is switching from metroprolol to hydrochlorothiazide safe?

Blood pressure: If your doctor is switching you from metoprolol to hydrochlorothiazide, you can consider it to be safe. Sometimes we wean off beta blockers to decrease the possible side effects. Your doctor can explain all this to you. ...Read more

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Why switch to amlodipine 25mg from hydrochlorothiazide 25mg?

Not a good idea: Amlodipine (norvasc) should not be used at 25mg dose (of label use). It's way too high dose and will likely cause ankle swelling. Typical dose is 5mg or 10mg per day. ...Read more

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Will going straight off of 50 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide make you tired?

Will going straight off of 50 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide make you tired?

No but HCTZ: can cause a loss of potassium and low potassium levels can make you feel tired. Also, high BP can make you feel tired and it stopping the HCTZ has resulted in an increase in your BP that might be the reason. Have your health care provider check these things for you. ...Read more

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How long hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and enalapril is active in the body?

How long hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and enalapril is active in the body?

A bit > 1 day: This combination of medications is typically taken once a day, so it stays active for a least that long. Likely to be completely out of your body after a week. ...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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Is Indapamide associated with ED? How about HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Erectile Dysfunction: Side effects of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may include decreased libido & sexual dysfunction. Per Drugs.Com – 88% of patients report no change of libido and 12% report improved libido with use of Indapamide (Lozol). Sexual dysfunction was not listed as a side effect of Indapamide ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

Very normal: Sure is. Like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Hugs and kisses. That combination is effective, safe, and used very commonly because the losartan helps cancel a troublesome side effect of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (potassium wasting) and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) potentiates the effect of losartan. Your dr is on the ball. ...Read more

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I accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

I accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

MoniTor closely: monitor your BP closely. It will most likely not cause much trouble, but if you start to feel faint, pass out, or start having chest pain, you need to get checked. Bed careful standing up quickly as you may get dizzy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this normal?

What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this normal?

BP medications: Your mother's doctor has diagnosed her with hypertension and started her on losartan, which is a BP medicine along with HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) that is a diuretic. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) also lowers BP. I suggest that nothing needs to be done, as this is a normal way to treat high BP. ...Read more

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I am told that having hydrochlorothiazide in combination with ramipril for years together can cause loss of sodium and other problem in body.

I am told that having  hydrochlorothiazide in combination with ramipril for years together can cause loss of sodium and other problem in body.

Diuretics and sodium: Using a diuretic, like hyrdochlorothiazide (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)) can cause a drop in sodium (na) levels in your blood. Ramipril (r) has no effect on your na level, as its anti-hypertensive effect is based on its making your arteries more compliant which lowers blood pressure. If low na levels are a problem for you, ask your doctor if there are different options for your blood pressure control other than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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