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Long Term Effects Of Hydrochlorothiazide
Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?
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
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
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 (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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (hydrochlorothiazide) may not work. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?
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
Alternative to hydrochlorothiazide? Are there any? I’m having bad side effects and want to know if there’s another water pill i can take?
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?
I now have high blood pressure. Will meloxicam cancel the effects of my hydrochlorothiazide working properly?
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