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Long Term Effects Of Hydrochlorothiazide
How long after starting hydrochlorothiazide does it take for your blood pressure to start falling?
A few hours: Not instantly, but in a few hours. ...Read more
I'm on hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg for BP issues after pregnancy for past 3 days. How long does it take to start working?
Im 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 and BP: You need to see your physician (p) and ask the p why your hctz 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 may not work. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is stopping hydrochlorothiazide suddenly dangerous? My other blood pressure pills warn to not stop them suddenly or there could be bad side effects. Is it the same for hydrochlorothiazide?
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