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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 just started taking 12.5 MG of hydrochlorothiazide. I was always a two glass a night wine drinker and I really miss my wine. Should I have to stop?
I am taking exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) 10mg/160mg/12.5mg BP tablet ;now my BP is ok 120/83; can I stop my tablet because dr. Told me one month i finished only 1 week?
Don't stop Meds: U should realize that it is the medications that keeping the BP under control.Discus with your md. ...Read more
Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if i stop the medicine?
Unknown: Diuretics or "water pills" should not directly affect your breast milk production...But if it is dehydrating you, i suppose that it could. Talk to your doc about stopping it and/or really increasing your fluid intake and see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
I am dehydrated from a bad 48hr stomach bug (lots of diarrhea). Should i stop taking my hydrochlorothiazide (for hbp) for 1-2 days while i rehydrate?
Makes sense: Actually, if one has a blood pressure machine, one can check ones BP sitting and standing to help decide if the diuretic is needed. If ones BP is normal sitting and lower when one stands, then the diuretic is not needed; in that case, skipping the diuretic and rehydrating makes sense. Never hesitate to ask your physician good questions like this one. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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