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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Hydrochlorothiazide

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

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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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How long does it take foot swelling to go down after starting hydrochlorothiazide?

How long does it take foot swelling to go down after starting hydrochlorothiazide?

?: Hydrochlorothiazide is not necessarily going to resolve the foot swelling.
If the swelling is in the foot alone, you should find out the actual cause of the swelling. Foot swelling is a symptom not a disease that's treated with diuretics. ...Read more

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I'm on hydrochlorothiazide 25mg. I've been on it 4 days now and see no change in blood pressure, how long does it take to start working?

I'm on hydrochlorothiazide 25mg. I've been on it 4 days now and see no change in blood pressure, how long does it take to start working?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and BP: You need to see your physician (p) and ask the p why your hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is not working. It is a diuretic and you may be taking in too much water and/or salt so you cannot eliminate water. You may need another agent (s) to control your bp. You are a bit young to be troubled with essential hypertension (h). Ask your p if you may have secondary h, which is caused by other factors. You p is best to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go away after hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for pedal edema?

How long does it take for swelling to go away after hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for pedal edema?

Depends on cause: Dr. Lizarraga makes an extremely important point. There are certainly causes for pedal edema that diuretics (like hctz) won't help. Varicose veins with venous insufficiency and, especially, lymphedema are two of them. Because there are so many causes for foot and ankle swelling, finding out what the real cause is and then successfully treating it can sometimes be quite difficult. ...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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I'M ON HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 25 MG FOR SWOLLEN FEET AND ANKLES AND BLOOD PRESSURE FOR DAYS NOW. HOW LONG BEFORE THE SWELLING GOES DOWN?

I'M ON HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 25 MG FOR SWOLLEN FEET AND ANKLES AND BLOOD PRESSURE FOR DAYS NOW. HOW LONG BEFORE THE SWELLING GOES DOWN?

Peripheral edema: You would know if you are urinating more than usual; then likely this medication/dose is working and you will have to watch along with decreased intake of salt and free water in your diet. If not, may be the medication is not working or you need higher dose. If you have leg swelling from non-water related issues like lymphedema, clot or amlodipine, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may not work. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Side effects: Common side effects include postural hypotension (lightheadedness with rapid changes in position), a dry cough, and increased urination. However, this drug combination is usually well-tolerated. ...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)?

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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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is one diuretic. Are there other forms or diuretic classes that may be more potent at its max dose and with less side effects?

Different diuretics: Lasix (l) and Bumex (b) are diuretics that work at the loop of henle n the kidney and are more portent that hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). All diuretics will may you lose potassium, sodium and magnesium. B and l are stronger than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and can be used in patients with chronic kidney disease where hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) will be ineffective. All diuretics will increase your urine output. B and l do not have any effect on glucose levels. ...Read more

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Started taking Hydrochlorothiazide 3 days ago for HBP, and it makes my vision blury and sensitive to light, are these normal side effects? I'm 21

Started taking Hydrochlorothiazide 3 days ago for HBP, and it makes my vision blury and sensitive to light, are these normal side effects? I'm 21

Side effects: Hydorchlorthizide (H) can cause blurred vision. For a complete list of side side effects go to: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/hydrochlorothiazide-side-effects. Html.
I would tell your physician (P) about your problem and see if the H can be changed for another BP medicine. I would also ask him to consider you to have secondary hypertension. Having essential HBP at 21 years of age is most unusual. ...Read more

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Maybe hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) as a hypertensive, has fewer side effects, i.E., dizziness? If so, will ask md to move from 25 mg to 50 mg next week. Worthwhile?

No: At 50 mg you don't much more more blood pressure lowering effects and increase risk of side effects. With it comes to hypertension therapy, using two medications with differing mechanisms of action is suggested than increasing the dose of a single medication. ...Read more

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I now have high blood pressure. Will meloxicam cancel the effects of my hydrochlorothiazide working properly?

It shouldn't: It shouldn't. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can take a couple of weeks to hit full effect. Just keep an eye on your BP over the next month and if it does not change, I would consider that possibility. ...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