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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

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


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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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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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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

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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)?

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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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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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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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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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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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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What is hydrochlorothiazide for?

What is hydrochlorothiazide for?

Hydrochlorthiazide: The drug is a diuretic or water pill and is taken to control high blood pressure. ...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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What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This medicine works through your kidneys to increase removal of salt and water from your blood stream. This will likely result in some increased urination for several hours. It lowers blood pressure, and may help with edema. Electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, as well as renal function, will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Hydrochlorothiazide: Is a diuretic, taking it will increase sodium excretion and urine volume. This results in increased urine output, decreased blood pressure and can also result in wash out of other electrolyte besides sodium. The extent of effect varies between patients. ...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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Please tell me if it is safe to stop taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Safe to stop HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Only your physician (p) can tell you if it is safe to stop your hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). You should speak to your p and ask your p your question, as your p knows you best of all and will give you a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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If hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) doesn't work to lower BP what would be the next med?

If hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) doesn't work to lower BP what would be the next med?

Depends: On who we are and what other medical conditions we might have. Some meds work better in certain ethnic groups. Other meds are picked if you have heart disease or diabetes. Talk with your doc about the best choices for you. ...Read more

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I recently went to see a CNP and found that my BP was 153/107 that day. She gave me HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg QD. Now, 6 days later, my BP is 166/118.

Hypertension: You have hypertensive range of blood pressure, the hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) itself is not enough, you need more medicine also need to rule out any secondary cause for your hypertension. You are young and have this high of blood pressure need to rule out secondary causes. ...Read more

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Does BP 91/71 is bad? I have this BP at work always. And at home 110/70 I am taking enalapril10bid with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 but I reduce this last one to 12.5

Does BP 91/71 is bad? I have this BP at work always. And at home 110/70 I am taking enalapril10bid with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 but I reduce this last one to 12.5

Low Blood Pressure?: Your blood pressure of 91/71 is not "low" if you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or weakness standing up or moving around. You are a young female and that pressure seems to be fine for you. If you have questions about your need for the hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) discuss this with your physician to arrive at an answer. ...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