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Doctor insights on: Hydrochlorothiazide Withdrawal

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What are withdrawl symptoms of not taking hydrochlorothiozide?

What are withdrawl symptoms of not taking hydrochlorothiozide?

Stopping HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): There are no acute withdrawal symptoms of stopping hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). You may gain some fluid weight, as it is a diuretic. Your potassium and magnesium levels may be higher, as hctz is known to lower them. Before you stop any medication prescribed by your physician, discuss it with him first.

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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.

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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.

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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

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.

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Does hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) contain a beta blocker?

Does hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) contain a beta blocker?

Hydrochlorothiazide: Hct is a diuretic not a beta blocker. There are combination pills available.

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Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor.

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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.

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Is it safe to take two hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pill in one day?

Some use 2x/day: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic most often used to treat hypertension. It is often used once daily but some use 2 times a day. So, it is ok to use 2x/day, but I would advise that you check with your doc to find out why you would need to use 2x/day, especially being your age at 24? More likely to have side effects from 2 vs 1 pill per day. So, consult doc. Good luck.

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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase.

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Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?

Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?

No rebound: But if you have a condition causing edema that is left untreated, the swelling will come back until you get it under control.

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1 25mg hydrochlorothiazide pill killed my erection last night, this morning it is still not there. Not taking it again, when will I get it back?

Hydrochlorthiazide: At age 31, it unusual for you to have erectile dysfunction (ed). Hydrochlorthiazide (h) is a rare cause of ed. If you develop sexual side effects, such as impotence or a decrease in libido, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or h itself. However, if you develop any sexual side effects while taking h, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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