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At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i also

At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i  also

Classic : Classic carpal tunnel syndrome. See if a wrist splint helps you sleep at night. If you still get numb with the splint on or if you are a little numb all the time, it's time to see a hand surgeon. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be cured with surgery if we get to it prior to advanced nerve damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

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Please tell me if it is safe to stop taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

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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How long does it take for lisinop/hctz 20-25 mgtab to get out of your system?

Time span of drugs: Lisinopril should be out of one's body in about 24-48 hours after its being stopped. Hct is out of one's body within 24 hours after stopping it. ...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.

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

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I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will i feel any different?

I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will i feel any different?

NCTM missed dose: This should not cause any problems. If you take it closer to bed time you may have to use the restroom more during the night. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

Sounds: Like you need a higher dose or even an additional medication. Not a good idea to increase your medicines without speaking with your doctor. Call or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm on toprol/hctz. Bp at home i will take 3 readings minutes apart. First one always higher, then they go down. 138/82, 124/77, 122/75. What's going on?

Normal BP: These are all acceptable and fine blood pressure readings for a 53 yo male on blood pressure medications. The BP will always fluctuate a bit. There is nothing here of any concern. ...Read more

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Can she take generic diuretic(instead of hctz) with lisonipril 10mg?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is generic: What you are taking with lisnopril is hydrochlorthiazide and it is generic and so is lisnopril.They come as combination in one pill lisnopril/hctz 12/12.5 or lisnopril/hctz 1o/25 mgm if you have any other concern discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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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

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