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Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz ?

Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz ?

Yes: It's safe. Both components are excreted by the kidney and do not require any liver metabolism. Neither are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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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

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