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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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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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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 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?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and wine: 50s F from US Says She stopped wine when she started HCZ. I can think of no reason to stop wine when taking HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) unless blood Na low. I recommend a glass a day if you like it. I prefer Red. Cheers! ...Read more

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Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if i stop the medicine?

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

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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?

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

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Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

No: If it is just hydrochlorothiazine, it is immediate release and therefore is ok to crush or chew. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

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

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